This week we welcome Todd Swift as our guest blogger. Todd was born in Montreal and grew up in St-Lambert, Quebec and lives in London, England. Swift was poetry editor of award-winning on-line magazine Nthposition from 2003 to 2008. He has edited many anthologies, including 100 Poets Against The War (Salt, UK, 2003) and special sections on new Canadian poetry for New American Writing, and The London Magazine, and on young British and Scottish poets, for The Manhattan Review. Swift has published several volumes of poetry, most recently Seaway: New and Selected Poems (2008) and Mainstream Love Hotel (2009). His poems have appeared in Books In Canada, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Jacket, Poetry London, Poetry Review, Stand, and elsewhere. The Chronicle of Higher Education has compared his work to "that of Ezra Pound's in the 10s and 20s of the last century, in Paris and London". He has been Oxfam Great Britain's Poet-in-residence since 2004, and edited several poetry CDs and a DVD for them. Todd has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Forthcoming publications include Modern Poets of Canada (co-edited with Evan Jones. Carcanet). Todd is a a Core Tutor with the Poetry School and a lecturer at Kingston University. He blogs over at Eyewear.