I am a poet, writer and teacher. I was born in New York and grew up in Connecticut. Then I did a lot of schooling at Tufts University, Indiana University, and the University of Cincinnati. I’ve lived in Toronto for 20 years. I’ve published four collections of poetry, and one book of non-fiction, How a Poem Moves.

I’m lucky to be married Yael Splansky, who is the Senior Rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple. We have three boys.