David McGimpsey

David McGimpsey was born and raised in Montreal. He is the author of four collections of poetry: Lardcake, Dogboy, Hamburger Valley California and Sitcom. His most recent collection, Sitcom, was a finalist for both the A.M. Klein Award and the Re/Lit Awards and was named by the Quill & Quire as one of “The Books of the Year”. He is also the author of one collection of short fiction: Certifiable. David has a PhD in English Literature (specializing in American fiction) and is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America’s Pastime and Popular Culture. His critical essays have appeared in several journals, including The Michigan Quarterly Review and Essays in Canadian Writing. David is also a songwriter and performer: a member of the rock band Puggy Hammer, a stand-up comedian and radio host (CKGM Team 990’s Hump Night with Dave & Arpon). He writes a regular humor column called “The Self-Esteem Workout” for Matrix Magazine. His travel writings frequently appear in The Globe and Mail and in EnRoute magazine. David writes the "Sandwich of the Month" column as a contributing editor for EnRoute and was recently nominated for a National Magazine Award for a feature article he wrote about Los Angeles. David is the Montreal fiction editor of the e-magazine Joyland and is the fiction editor for the Punchy Writers Series of DC Books. David McGimpsey currently lives in the Mile-End district of Montreal and he teaches creative writing and literature at Concordia University.

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