Don McKay is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently Angular Unconformity, Paradoxides, Strike/Slip, and Camber: Selected Poems, and of several books of essays. His work has received numerous awards, including the Governor-General’s Literary Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, and the BMO Winterset Award. McKay is also known as a poetry editor, and has taught poetry in universities across the country.He was made a member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canada’s literary community. He lives and writes in St. John’s, NL.
McKay brings his fascination with, and knowledge of, geology and deep time to young readers in his first children’s book, The Rock Box.