Troy Harkin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He spent a good deal of his early days as a playwright and poet, performing his works in and around Toronto. His poems have been published in a variety of literary journals. He has since successfully raised three children without major incident while amassing a body of work that includes both poetry and novels. He currently lives north of Toronto with a militia of trolls.
His novels The Dark Stars of Morning and Red Rover will be published by ChiZine Publications. Casting Shadows is his first poetry collection.
“Troy’s poetry bends and slides and hassles and reaches, usually coming back with a fistful of wonder and experience. It gets into the canals of our national consciousness and paints vivid wordpictures of where we live and how, and who we are. A great beginning for a strong new voice.”
—Dave Bidini, author of Midnight Light and On a Cold Road