"The Spit" by Michael Kleiza

Originally from Montreal, Michael Kleiza now lives in Guelph with his partner, Susan, and his children, Zac and Caitlin.

Michael’s poems have been published in various anthologies and magazines. His poem “Remembrance Song” was chosen as a finalist for the William Collins Canadian Poetry Prize presented by Descant magazine. He has read his poetry at many venues, including The Fringe of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival, the Hillside Festival and the Art Bar in Toronto. He is an alumnus of the Wired Writing program at the Banff Centre for Creativity in Alberta. His first collection of poetry, A Poet on the Moon (Vocamsu Press), was published in 2015.