Mark Callanan is the author of two previous poetry collections, Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011) and Scarecrow (Killick Press, 2003), and two poetry chapbooks, Skylarking (Anstruther Press, 2020) and Sea Legend (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). His poetry has appeared in several anthologies, including The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry and Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. He was one of the founding editors of the literary journal Riddle Fence and co-edited The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry. His third collection, Romantic, is forthcoming in the fall of 2021. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, with his wife and four children.