Christopher Levenson was born in London, England, in 1934. After working in Germany and the Netherlands and studying in the US, he came to Canada in 1968 to teach English and creative writing at Carleton University in Ottawa. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently Small Talk (Silver Bow Publishing, 2022), and three chapbooks. He was the co-founder and first editor of Arc magazine. Levenson was the recipient of the inaugural Eric Gregory Award in 1960; the 1987 Archibald Lampman Award for Arriving at Night; and his collection Night Vision was short-listed for the Governor General’s award in 2014. Levenson reviews poetry for the BC Review, and lives in Vancouver, BC.