Denis Robillard was born in 1966 in northern Ontario. He is married and has four children. He teaches high school English in Windsor, Ontario. His poetic works have appeared in over 300 magazines, journals and books in Canada, England, Scotland and the United States. His self-published collection called The Loneliness Machine came out in 1998. In 2005 his collection Zuk, Zuk, Zuk was published in New York. He has skillfully interviewed the likes of Shania Twain and once interviewed Charles Plymell, one of the last remaining links to the original Beat poets from the 1950’s. In 2007 he conducted an obsessive odyssey to find the illusive J.D. Salinger. Recent publications in 2017-2018 include Ristau (Kentucky), Rampike (CAN), The Ekphrastic Review (CAN) The Windsor Review and LUMMOX (Calif). He is the past winner of the Ted Plantos Poetry Award in 2015 and winner of the Cranberry Tree Press Award for his first book, The History of Water. Black Moss Press published his full volume of poems called Ask The River, in the spring of 2018.