David Alexander is the author of After the Hatching Oven, forthcoming from Nightwood Editions in April 2018, and the chapbooks Modern Warfare (Anstruther Press) and Chicken Scratch (Puddles of Sky Press). His work has been shortlisted for The Walrus Poetry Prize (2014), Arc Poem of the Year (2014), FreeFall Magazine Annual Poetry Contest (2016), and the Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award (2016). His poems have appeared in Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review, The Puritan,  subTerrain, The Humber Literary Review, the Literary Review of Canada and other journals and magazines. He volunteers as a reader for The Puritan and works in Toronto’s nonprofit sector.