Steve McOrmond was born in Nova Scotia and grew up on Prince Edward Island. His poems have been published internationally in literary magazines and online at Maisonneuve, nthposition (UK) and Jacket (Australia). His work also appears in the anthology Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets. His first book of poetry, Lean Days, was short listed for the 2005 Gerald Lampert Award. His second collection, Primer on the Hereafter, was awarded the 2007 Atlantic Poetry Prize. He lives in Toronto.