Adam Dickinson is a writer, researcher and teacher. His poems have appeared in literary journals in Canada and internationally as well as in anthologies such as The Shape of Content: Creative Writing in Mathematics and Science. His book of poetry Cartography and Walking was short listed for an Alberta Book Award. Kingdom, Phylum was a finalist for the 2007 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His next book, The Polymers, will be published in the spring of 2013. He is also working on another poetry project that involves testing his blood and body for chemicals and microbes. When not giving his body to science, he teaches at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.