Stan Dragland is originally from Alberta and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Western University. He was founder of Brick magazine and Brick Books, and is still active with the latter. Peckertracks (1979) was shortlisted for the Books in Canada First Novel Award; Floating Voice: Duncan Campbell Scott and the Literature of Treaty 9 (1994) won the Gabrielle Roy Prize for Canadian literary criticism: 12 Bars (2002) was co-winner of the bp Nichol Chapbook Award; Apocrypha: Further Journeys (2003) won the Newfoundland and Labrador Rogers Cable Award for non-fiction; Stormy Weather: Foursomes (2005) was shortlisted for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award; Strangers and Others: Newfoundland Essays I (2015), was shortlisted for the BMO Winterset Award. SD has also published Journeys Through Bookland and other Passages (1984), The Bees of the Invisible: Essays in Contemporary English Canadian Writing (1991), The Drowned Lands, a novel (2008), Deep Too, a prose oddity (2013), and Strangers & Others II: The Great Eastern (2016). His latest is Gerald Squires (2017), a book-length essay on the works of Newfoundland’s best loved visual artist.