Spenser Smith is a writer, editor, and photographer working towards a creative writing and journalism BA at Vancouver Island University. His work has been published in The Puritan, Prairie Fire, The Maynard, (parenthetical), The Quilliad, and elsewhere. His poem, “We Met on 5th”, was the winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize. He has been the recipient of the Pat Bevan Scholarship in Poetry, the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction, and a BC Arts Council Scholarship. He is also the associate editor of The Navigator, founder of Birds and Bark, and past managing editor of Portal.