Raised in the Ontario communities of Bancroft, Sioux Lookout, and Stayner, where his father served postings as a small-town police officer, Chris Banks took his BA at the University of Guelph, a Master's in Creative Writing at Concordia, and an education degree at Western. He currently works as an English and Creative Writing instructor at Bluevale Collegiate Institute in
Waterloo, Ontario. His poetry has previously appeared in the Literary Review of Canada, Carousel and The Antigonish Review. His last poetry collection was entitled The Cold Panes of Surfaces.