Ian Burgham was born in New Zealand, raised in Canada, and has lived and worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He has published three collections of poetry, the latest of which is entitled The Grammar of Distance. His poems have appeared in Prairie Fire, Contemporary Verse 2, The New Quarterly, The Literary Review of Canada, Queen's Quarterly, the League of Canadian Poets, dANDelion, Harpweaver, Precipice, Jones Avenue, and Ascent Aspirations. His new poetry collection, A Weight of Bees, is to be launched in London, England and Toronto in 2012. He divides his time between Toronto and Kingston.