Kevin Shaw was born and raised in London, ON where he completed a PhD. in the Department of English & Writing Studies at the University of Western Ontario. His research intersects Canadian cultural studies, gender and sexuality, and the law. Kevin’s poems have appeared in periodicals such as The Malahat Review, The Gay & Lesbian Review, Plenitude, Arc, Contemporary Verse 2, PRISM international, The Fiddlehead, and Grain. His work is also included in the anthology Headcase: LGBTQ Writers and Artists on Mental Health and Wellness (Oxford University Press, 2019). He won Arc’s Poem of the Year award and the Grand Prize in the PRISM international poetry contest. His nonfiction has been published in The New Quarterly, Event, and The Best Canadian Essays 2018 (forthcoming), and has been nominated for the CBC Nonfiction Prize and the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Award. Kevin’s debut poetry collection, Smaller Hours, was published by icehouse poetry (Goose Lane Editions) in fall 2017. He currently lives in Ottawa.