J. EDWARD CHAMBERLIN is University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and was the Senior Research Associate with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. He has lectured around the world, was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan, and has received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies. His books include *Horse: How the Horse Has Shaped Civilizations*; *If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?*; and *Come Back to Me My Language: Poetry and the West Indies*. He is married to the Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison and lives, with a view of islands, on the Pacific coast of Canada.