Mike Spry has written for numerous publications including Indiewire, FLOOD, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Maisonneuve, and MTV, among others, and was a regular contributor to TSN’s BarDown. He is the author of JACK, which was shortlisted for the 2009 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and he was nominated for the 2010 Journey Prize for a story from his collection Distillery Songs, which was shortlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award. His latest work is Bourbon & Eventide from Invisible Publishing.
“…A voice that crackles with biting humour and refreshingly straightforward fury… Spry is consistently capable of achieving levels of raw honesty rarely seen in the work of more seasoned poets.” — The Montreal Gazette
“[Spry’s stories are] disturbed asymmetries of darkly entertaining weirditude, and if you like darkly entertaining weirditude you should read them. Their author, Mr. Spry, is spry in surprising ways.” — Padgett Powell
“…arch, fey, twee, ironic and, above all, intriguing.” — George Elliott Clarke
“Spry is lively, surprising, fun in a disturbing way and apparently incapable of writing a boring sentence.” — Kevin Canty
“…a more obsessive, quirky, and pop-cultured version of Charles Bukowski.” — Vallum