Luke Hathaway is a man and a woman from K’jipuktuk (Halifax) in M’ikmaki. Before now he has been at some time (and with apologies to Empedocles, from whom these words are taken) boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. He is the author of three previous books of poetry, Groundwork, All the Daylight Hours, and Years, Months, and Days (these published under his former name), as well as of the chapbook New Year Letter (Baseline Press, 2021). He teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University.