Born in Nanaimo, B.C., Canada, Stephen Guppy holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Victoria, where he also completed a B.C. Teacher’s Certificate. He taught poetry and fiction workshops in the Department of Creative Writing and Journalism at Vancouver Island University, where he also served as Department Chair and Area Chair for Fine and Performing Arts. He is married to the painter and writer Nelly Kazenbroot and has two children, Sebastian and Izabel.
Stephen Guppy has published four books of fiction and three books of poetry and co-edited an anthology of short stories. His textbook for poets and poetry workshops is forthcoming.