Jacob Scheier is originally from Toronto and has also lived in New York City. His essays have appeared in The Sun, Brick, and Now Magazine. He was a winner of New York City Community Media Award for best feature article in an independent publication. He is the author of two poetry collections with ECW Press, including the Governor General’s Award winning More to Keep Us Warm (2007). His poems have been nominated for a National Magazine Award and longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. He also wrote the nonfiction ebook, My Never Ending Acid Trip, published by The Toronto Star (2013). He was a resident at the Banff Centre’s literary journalism program and is currently in Columbus, Ohio, completing an MFA in creative writing (nonfiction concentration) at The Ohio State University.