Stan Rogal is the author of seventeen books: four novels, three collections of short stories, and ten books of poetry. A set of fifty selected poems entitled Dance, Monster appeared in May, 2011 from Insomniac Press. His latest novel Bloodline was also published by Insomniac this year. Born in Vancouver, Stan Rogal obtained a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, majoring in English and doing a double minor in Philosophy and Theatre. He moved to Toronto in 1987, where he completed an M.A. in English at York University. He ran the popular Idler Pub Reading Series for ten years and was the co-creator of Bald Ego Theatre.