Jacob Scheier is a Toronto poet and journalist. His debut poetry collection, More to Keep us Warm (ECW Press), won the 2008 Governor General’s Award. His poems have appeared in several periodicals in North America, as well as being aired on CBC radio and adapted for a modern dance performance at the Enwave Theatre in Toronto. He is also an award winning journalist. His article, “The Anti-Bloomberg: Can I Get An Amen?” (The Indypendent Issue #139, August 2014; co-written with John Tarelton) won a New York Community Media Alliance award for best feature article in an independent publication. His articles and editorials appear frequently in Toronto’s NOW Magazine. Currently, Jacob teaches the innovative course "Writing Creatively About Grief and Loss" at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education, and is the development officer of the NOW HEAR THIS! Program, the literacy outreach arm of the Descant Arts and Letters Foundations.