Ken Howe was born in Edmonton, grew up in Beaverlodge, Alberta, and now lives in Regina with his friendly pit bull Zuki. He has played principal horn with the Regina Symphony for eight years. Ken is a member of the Council of Canadians, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and R. Murray Schaeffer’s Wolf Project. The manuscript for Household Hints for the End of Time was awarded a John V. Hicks Manuscript Award in 2000. Ken also received the 2000 City of Regina Writing Award. In March 2001 he won a Canada Council grant to write more poems.