J.S. MacLean lives in Calgary. He has had some one hundred poems published in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. He served as a poetry and art editor for the Triggerfish Critical Review from 2007 to 2011. He published his own first collection, Molasses Smothered Lemon Slices, in 2012 with CreateSpace. In his spare time he works. He is currently reading Awakening by William Horwood and Straw for the Fire: From the Notebooks of Theodore Roethke, edited by David Wagoner.