ryan fitzpatrick is a poet and critic living in Vancouver. He is the author of Fake Math (Snare Books, 2007) as well as a dozen chapbooks, including the recent 21st Century Monsters (Red Nettle Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. While living in Calgary, he was an editor of filling Station and an organizer of the Flywheel Reading Series. With Jonathan Ball, he is a co-editor of Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry in English (Insomniac Press, 2014). With Janey Dodd, he is in the early stages of organizing a comprehensive digital archive of Calgary small presses operating between 1990 and 2010. He is currently pursuing a PhD at Simon Fraser University, where he works on contemporary poetics and the social production of space.
photo: Sandy Ewart