Mike Barnes is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction, novels, and memoir, including the novel The Adjustment League, The Lily Pond: A Memoir of Madness, Mystery, Myth and Metamorphosis, and, most recently Be With: Letters to a Caregiver. He has won the Danuta Gleed Award and a National Magazine Awards Silver Medal for his short fiction, and the Edna Staebler Award for nonfiction. He lives in Toronto.