John Weier has studied history of religions and works part-time as a luthier. He is the author of a number of books, including Marshwalker and a recent poetry collection, The Violinmaker's Lament. An avid birder and traveler, he was born in Manitoba and grew up on a peach farm in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He lives in Winnipeg.
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