Joe Rosenblatt was born in Toronto in l933. He started writing seriously in the early sixties. Since then he has published more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction. His poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals in North America.
Rosenblatt has held several writer-in- residence positions in Canadian universities and libraries, as well as short term writer in residence positions at the University of Rome and University of Bologna. Between l987 and l993 he toured Europe giving readings and lectures in Italy, Sweden and Finland.