About John Terpstra

John Terpstra is the author of four works of creative non-fiction, most recently The House Withthe Parapet Wall. An earlier work, The Boys, or, Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter, was short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-fiction. He has also published nine books of poetry, includingTwo or Three Guitars: Selected Poems, and Brilliant Falls, which was short-listed for the 2014 Raymond Souster Award. An earlier work, Naked Trees, was recently republished with several works by the noted woodcut artist Wesley Bates. His poetry has won the CBC Radio Literary Prize, the Bressani Prize, several Hamilton Arts Awards, and been short-listed for the Governor-General’s Award. In 2011, one of his poems, Giants, was installed on a plaque at the crest of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking Hamilton, where he lives and works as a furniture-maker and carpenter.