Gerry Shikatani's books of poetry include AQUEDUCT: poems and texts from Europe, 1979-87, three books in a volume of 412 pages, co-published in 1996 by The Mercury Press, Underwhich Editions and Wolsak and Wynn. LAKE and other stories was published by The Mercury Press. He also works as a text-sound artist and has collaborated with filmmaker Phillip Hoffman in the film Kokoro is for Heart and the multimedia piece Parabolic Senses: A Presentation of Moving Pictures, Sounds and Images. A restaurant critic and food/travel writer for a quarter of a century, his A Passion For Food: Interviews with Canadian Chefs, was also published by The Mercury Press. Currently he is working on a book of memoirs, reflections, and essays on cuisine, as well as a book on Spanish cuisine. Born and raised in Toronto, he has also lived in Montreal and Paris.