"Ode to a Shirt" by Rob O'Flanagan

Rob O'Flanagan has been a newspaper reporter, photojournalist and columnist for nearly twenty years. He has won numerous Ontario Newspaper Awards and a National Newspaper Award. He is the author of The Stories We Tell and The Blown Kiss Collection, two volumes of short fiction that began as a CBC Radio series in northern Ontario. He writes, performs and records poetry, and is a visual artist. Raised on a farm in central Saskatchewan, he is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan. He lives in Guelph and is currently writing a novel.

His collection of poetry, Open Up the Sky: A Poetic Conversation, co-authored with Heather Cardin, is available from Vocamus Press.