Calvin Wharton teaches in the Creative Writing department at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC, Canada. From 2008 to 2016 he served as department Chair, and is a former editor of the literary journal, Event. His writing has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and broadcast on CBC radio in Canada. He co-edited the poetry anthology, East of Main with Tom Wayman, and wrote the non-fiction book, Rowing, with Silken Laumann. His other works include a poetry chapbook, Visualized Chemistry; a collection of short stories, Three Songs by Hank Williams; a collection of poetry, The Song Collides; and most recently, another poetry chapbook, The Invention of Birds. In the Fall of 2016 he was writer in residence at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.