Mark Abley has lived in the Montreal area since 1983. He wrote too many articles and columns for the Montreal Gazette, and has now spent a decade acquiring books for McGill-Queen’s University Press. In 2010-11 he served as writer-in-residence at the Pointe Claire Public Library. Among his books are The Tongues of Earth: New and Selected Poems (2015), Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott (2013), and Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003). One of his Gazette columns was translated into Nepalese. One of his poems was translated into Jèrriais and Esperanto.