Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto
68 Main St, Erin, ON N0B 1T0, Canada
Erin, Ontario, Canada
(`There is an amusing story of poet Tim Inkster who went s...)
`There is an amusing story of poet Tim Inkster who went searching for the poetic significance of the raven in northern Ontario. ... Stumbling into a local pub after trying to photograph the bird, he found a quiet dark little corner to sip his beer and reflect on the day's work. Sensing something looking over his shoulder, Inkster wheeled around to see a huge stuffed black raven with glass eyes staring him down. It was about as large as an eagle and equally forboding. This story is a suitable preface to the work in this chapbook, The Crown Prince Waits For A Train, because the image of the raven is predominant (along with the train) in dealing with the themes of lost time and the realization of horror.' (C H Gervais Windsor Star)
Inkster attended the University of Toronto.
Inkster started his career as a designer and printer at Press Porcepic in Erin in 1971. In three years, he co-founded The Porcupine’s Quill company, where he still works as a leading publisher and co-director. He also works as a freelance poet and writer, living in Erin, Ontario.
Inkster is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, American Institute of Graphic Arts and Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.
Inkster is married. His wife's name is Elke. The couple has no children.