Andrew Lafleche is an award-winning poet and author of No Diplomacy; Shameless; Ashes; A Pardonable Offence; One Hundred Little Victories; On Writing: and Merica, Merica on the Wall. His work uses a spoken style of language to blend social criticism, philosophical reflection, explicit prose, and black comedy. He is the founder and editor of Gravitas Poetry and the Evil Musings anthology. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces from 2007 to 2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire.