Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 45 books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Lt.-Governor's Award for Literary Excellence (BC), the National Magzine Gold Award, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region) and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from the government of Chile, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti. His work has been staged, dramatized and broadcast on BBC and CBC radio and he has lectured and done readings in hundreds of venues in Canada and abroad. His most recent poetry books are Swimming Ginger and What Does A House Want?