Michael Turner is a writer of fiction, criticism and song based in Vancouver. His books include Hard Core Logo (1993), The Pornographer’s Poem (1999) and 8x10 (2009). He has contributed numerous catalogue essays and written anthologies for organizations both locally and internationally. His criticism has appeared in Canadian Art online, Art Papers, Art On Paper, and Modern Painters. A frequent collaborator, Turner has written scripts with Geoffrey Farmer, Stan Douglas, a libretto with Andrea Young, and most recently guest-curated with Allison Collins an exhibition at the Satellite Gallery (in conjunction with Presentation House Gallery), entitled Mainstreeters: Taking Advantage, 1972-1982.