HAMILTON ROOM, CENTRAL BRANCH, HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
ADAM GETTY was born in Toronto and has lived in Hamilton since he was 13. He was educated at the University of Toronto but left without taking a degree. His first book, Reconciliation (2003) , won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Hamilton Literary Award and was nominated for the Trillium Poetry Award. His second book, Repose (2008), led to his nomination for the Premiere's Award for Excellence in the Arts for an Emerging Artist. In 2012, he won the City of Hamilton Arts Award in Literature. In addition to writing, Adam edits, works with McMaster University and high school students, and volunteers with local arts organizations.