Marcus McCann is a poet and journalist. He grew up in Hamilton. From 2006-2011, he worked at Xtra, where he held various posts including managing editor of both the Toronto and Ottawa editions. He’s the author of two books of poems, Soft Where and The Hard Return, and a number of chapbooks. He was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert and Robert Kroetsch awards, and he’s won the John Newlove Award and the EJ Pratt Medal for poetry. He now lives in Toronto.