About Bertram Brooker
Bertram Brooker was born in Croydon, England, in 1888. He moved to Manitoba with his family in 1905, where he spent his youth and early adulthood. In 1921 he moved to Toronto, where he became involved in magazine publishing and advertising. He is generally regarded as the first Canadian abstract expressionist. He died in 1955.
Gregory Betts is assistant professor at Brock University. He is the editor of Lawren Harris's In the Ward: His Urban Poetry and Paintings (Exile Editions, 2007), After Exile: A Raymond Knister Poetry Reader (Exile Editions, 2003), and W.W.E. Ross: Irrealities, Sonnets & Laconics (Exile Editions, 2003). He is the author of If Language (BookThug, 2005) and Haikube (BookThug, 2006), as well as many chapbooks of poetry.