Gil McElroy is a poet, visual artist, curator, and visual arts critic. He has published four books of poetry, a collection of art writing and a memoir about his father and what it was like growing up a military brat during the height of the Cold War. He’s also published numerous chapbooks, and in 2013, was co-winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award for The Merton Lake Propers. His critical writing on art has been published in magazines in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. He currently lives in Colborne and works for Canada Post delivering mail on rural routes, which gives him the opportunity to photograph the countryside he loves.