Jonathan Ball writes fiction, poetry, screenplays, and non-fiction. He has two poetry books forthcoming from BookThug: Ex Machina (Dec., 2009) and The Words of the Book (2010, co-written with kevin mcpherson eckhoff). He wrote and directed the film Spoony B, which has screened at many festivals and on the Comedy Network, and co-wrote the feature screenplay Way of the Samurai, which was adapted and directed by Joseph S. Novak as Snake River (to be released independently). He is the former Managing Editor of dANDelion magazine. Visit him online at www.jonathanball.com. Jon appears as part of filling Station's Alberta Bound event at the 2009 Banff-Calgary International Wordfest!