Edward Byrne was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and moved to Vancouver in the late 1960s. His earlier writing appeared in publications like Canadian Forum and the Fiddlehead, and he is the author of Aporia (1989) and Beautiful Lies (1995) and the co-editor of The Recovery of the Public World: Essays on Poetics in Honour of Robin Blaser (1999). Byrne earned a master’s degree in comparative literature at University of British Columbia where he still teaches one class each term in the Humanities 101 Program. Byrne was the Director of the Trade Union Research Bureau in Vancouver for many years. He was also a board member of the Kootenay School of Writing for ten years. Currently he is a member and Treasurer of the Lacan Salon and a member of the Meschonnic Study Group. Byrne is working on various writing projects, including a sequel to his novel Beautiful Lies and a book of short poems.