John Terpstra has published seven books of poetry, including The Church Not Made With Hands (1997) and Devil's Punch Bowl (1998). His first book of creative non-fiction, Falling into Place, recently won the 2003 Hamilton & Region Literary Award for non-fiction. Terpstra was the winner of the 1988 Bressani Prize for poetry and the 1992 CBC Literary Competition. He was born in Brockville, Ontario, and now makes his home in Hamilton, where he works as a writer and cabinet-maker. His most recent collection, Disarmament, was nominated for the 2004 Governor General's Award for Poetry.
Festivals: 2005 (spring)