John Beaton’s collection, Leaving Camustianavaig, is forthcoming from Word Galaxy Press in spring 2021. He has been published in media as diverse as Able Muse and Gray’s Sporting Journal. He wrote a monthly poetry page for several years for Eyes on BC magazine and served for four years as a poetry workshop moderator at Able Muse’s Eratosphere. He recites his poems from memory as a spoken word performer and poet member of the band Celtic Chaos. His poetry has won several awards, includingthe Able Muse Write Prize for Poetry, the String Poet Prize, and the Goodreads “Poem of the Month.” A retired actuary, he was raised in the Scottish Highlands and lives in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.