Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based poet, editor, and critic. He is the author of six collections of poetry including The Chemical Life, which was shortlisted for the 2018 ReLit Award. He is also the winner of several awards including the Bliss Carman Poetry Award, a CBC Literary Award, the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, the Robin Blaser Award, and Poetry’s Editors Prize for Book Reviewing. Currently, Johnstone curates the Anstruther Books imprint at Palimpsest Press, where he published The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry.
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