Jeffery Donaldson teaches poetry and American literature at McMaster University. His latest poetry book is entitled Guesswork; he is the author of three previous collections: Once Out of Nature, Waterglass and Palilalia, which was a finalist for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry. In 2011, Donaldson won a City of Hamilton Arts Award as Established Artist in the Writing category. In addition to producing numerous articles on poetry, Donaldson has co-edited a book of essays, Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye. He lives with his family on the Niagara Escarpment near Grimsby.