Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator, and the author of seventeen books of poetry and fiction. His recent books include "Moon Baboon Canoe" (poetry) and "I, Dr Greenblatt, 251-1457" (short fiction). "Yiddish for Pirates" (novel) will appear in 2016. He received a Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo and is the 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.