Tim Lilburn was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has published ten books of poetry, including To the River (1999), Kill-site (2003), Orphic Politics (2008) and Assiniboia (2012). Lilburn has produced three books of essays concerned with poetics, eros and politics, especially environmentalism: Living in the World as if It Were Home (1999), Going Home (2008) and The Larger Conversation, completing the trilogy, published by the University of Alberta Press in 2017. His most recent poetry collection, The Names, was published by McClelland and Stewart in 2016. The House of Charlemagne, a book length poem written as a text for dance, will appear from the University of Regina Press in 2018.