Spenser Smith is a Regina-born writer, editor, and photographer who studies creative writing and journalism at Vancouver Island University. His work has been published in The Malahat ReviewMaclean’sThe Puritan, Prairie FireThe Maynardand others. His won the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize with his poem “We Met on 5th.” He has received the Pat Bevan Scholarship in Poetry, the Barry Broadfoot Award for Journalism/Creative Non-Fiction, the Kevin Roberts Poetry Award, and two BC Arts Council Scholarships. He is also associate editor of Navigator, founder of Birds and Bark, and managing editor of Portal 2017.