Lorne Dufour has worked as a teacher, counsellor, logger, travelling showman and a poet. In 1985 he played the alcoholic priest in the film The Honor of All, the story of the Alkali Lake Reserve's battle with alcoholism. Dufour has published two books of poetry, Spit on Wishes and Starting From Promise, which won the Poets' Corner Award from Broken Jaw Press in 2000. In 2009 he wrote Jacob's Prayer (Caitlin Press), which was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown BC bookprize. He is a handlogger and lives off the grid in McLeese Lake, BC, with his wife Diana.