Donald Officer is a retired Ottawa teacher who has taught in the city’s high schools community college and university programs for many years after earlier successes in communications and journalism. He continues to consult, train and free lance although he’s now turning his attention again to creative writing as both a pursuit and study. In the eighties, Don was active in the Ottawa poetry scene submitting pieces that were often published in small magazines. He also contributed as an editor, radio host and featured reader. Reigniting his passion for poetry, he’s putting together a new collection while further refining his reviewer’s skill set. He aims to reach an audience that enjoys what he does.