Kevin Shaw was born and raised in London, ON where he recently 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 essays and 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 debut collection, Smaller Hours, is forthcoming from icehouse poetry (Goose Lane Editions) this fall.