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Jake Kennedy was born in the tobacco-land of Woodstock, Ontario and grew up in the big-box-land of Mississauga, Ontario. Now Jake lives and works happily in the Okanagan. Some of Jake’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Pissing Ice Anthology: New Canadian Poets, Drunken Boat, Kiss Machine, and The Diagram. His BookThug chapbook entitled Hazard won the 2007 bpnichol Chapbook Award. Jake also helped edit, with his artist friend Paola Poletto, Boredom Fighters: A Graphic Poem Anthology in 2008. Most recently, Jake received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for The Lateral, forthcoming from Snare Books. He is working currently on an entirely made-up (but reverent) biography of New York poet-architect Madeline Gins. Jake is also co-compiling, with his great friend kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Death Valley: a Collaborative Community Novel.
96 pages; perfectbound