Originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Michael Minor is a settler scholar teaching and studying decolonization through Indigenous literature. He teaches academic writing at the University of Manitoba in the Inner City Social Work Program and graduated with a PhD in English Literature from the University of Manitoba in 2016. Before his time at the University of Manitoba, he completed an undergraduate degree at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and a Master of Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s. In addition to teaching and academic writing, he writes reviews for CV2 and the Winnipeg Review. Some of his poetry has been previously published in the Antigonish Review and CV2. Learning to Love a River is his first book of poetry. He was once a runner, and has good intentions of putting in enough long runs to claim that title once again. He is also a songwriter, living in Winnipeg with his partner and their child.