Dave Hickey's first poetry collection, In the Lights of a Midnight Plow (2006), was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. Prior to its publication, he was a finalist for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and a recipient of the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Poetry. Since then, he's published a second collection of poems, Open Air Bindery (2011), and a verse story for children. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Western Ontario, where his dissertation was awarded the Karl F. Klinck Prize for outstanding work in the field of Canadian Literature.
Dave currently teaches writing at UPEI, where he's the Coordinator of the Applied Arts in Journalism Program. An avid cyclist, he spends his free time exploring the back trails of Prince Edward Island.