Mike Spry has written for numerous publications including FLOODThe Toronto StarThe 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

“…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