Stuart Ian Mckay is a Calgary based poet. His poetry and non-fiction have been published in many Canadian journals and anthologies. Stuart’s ,,previous full length books of poetry, “Stele of Several Ladies-a long poem”(2005),and “a cognate of prayer”(2013),were published by Passwords Enterprises Press of Calgary. “even the idea of maya is maya”,a poetry chapbook,was published by Frog Hollow Press of Victoria in 2019,as part of its Dis/Ability Series.Stuart serves on the poetry editorial collective of filling station. He and fellow Calgary poet/noise and sound artist Matt Smith are the poetry creation and performance team “the a.m.way resistance”. Stuart is the Alberta and North West Territories representative for the League of Canadian Poets. He is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta.Stuart was the Writer in Residence at the Wallace Stegner House in Eastend ,Saskatchewan in January,2022.