Spenser Smith is a writer, editor, and photographer who studies creative writing and journalism at Vancouver Island University. His work has been published by Maclean’s, The Puritan, Prairie Fire, The Maynard, and others. His poem, “We Met on 5th” was the winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize. He has received the Pat Bevan Scholarship in Poetry, the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction, the Kevin Roberts Poetry Award, and a BC Arts Council Scholarship. He is also the associate editor of Navigator, founder of Birds and Bark, and past managing editor of Portal.