Eli Mandel was a renowned Canadian poet, critic, editor, and anthologist for over three decades beginning in the 1950s. Born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, he taught for many years at York University. His many books included ten poetry monographs or collections, including "An Idiot Joy", which won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1967.
Peter Webb is a lecturer in Canadian literature at McGill University. He has published journal and book articles on Sara Jeannette Duncan, Timothy Findley, and Tom Thomson, and is writing a book-length study of war fiction entitled "Shattered Lines: War in the Canadian Novel". He is a co-applicant member of the Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) research group.
Andrew Stubbs teaches composition and rhetoric at the University of Regina. He edited "Rhetoric, Uncertainty, and the University as Text" and co-edited "The Other Harmony: The Collected Poetry of Eli Mandel", which followed his book-length study of Mandel's poetry and poetics, "Myth, Origins, Magic". He has taught at universities in Canada, the United States, and Europe.