Christopher Willard has an artistic practice split between post studio visual art and writing. He has published two novels with Vehicule Press, Esplanade Books. The postmodern novel Garbage Head was shortlisted and chosen for awards; Sundre was said by Quill and Quire to opt for a language of lyricism, and that the novel’s descriptive passages ‘continually testify to the acuity of the author’s eye as well as his ear.’ Writer Robert Coover called Sundre an ‘affectionate elegy for a gone time.’Crisis Chronicle Press recently published my extended poem, Ship of Theseus. Taj Mahal Press recently published his book titled Small Enough to Hold Enough: Jaipur Poems. His stories have appeared in journals and anthologies including, Itch, St. Sebastian Review, Numero Cinq, Epiphany, Feathertale, Broken Pencil, Coffee Press Journal, Decameron and others. He have also published reviews in journals including World Literature Today, and a numerous non-fiction articles. Willard attended the Maine College of Art, Hunter College, New York City, where he went on to teach before moving to Canada, and he obtained his PhD in education/artistic research from the University of Calgary. His art is in many collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Reader’s Digest, and the Visby Konstmuseum, Sweden. He is also the founder of the Invisible Art Collective International, which includes members from twenty countries. He has been the recipient of state, provincial, and national foundation grants for my creative writing projects. At the Alberta University of the Arts, Willard is a permanent faculty member of the Painting Program, and he serves as Chair of the university’s Research Ethics Board.