David McGimpsey (born and raised in Montreal) is a Canadian poet and author. He is the author of the poetry collections: "Li'l Bastard" (Coach House), "Sitcom" (Coach House) Hamburger Valley, California, Dogboy, Lardcake (ECW Press) as well as the critical study, Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture (Indiana University Press). His book of short stories, Certifiable, was published with Insomniac Press (2004). His travel writings have appeared in The Globe and Mail and he is a frequent contributor ("Sandwich of the Month" column) to EnRoute magazine.
Li'l Bastard was shortlisted for Canada's Governor General's Award.
A PHD in English Literature (specializing in American Fiction), McGimpsey is also a musician (plays guitar and sings in the rock band Puggy Hammer) and a sometimes performer of stand up comedy.
A book of essays published about McGimpsey’s work, Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey sees acclaimed poets and scholars examine McGimpsey’s various positions on literary history, class, nationalism, humor, love, and aesthetics, all of which are often mutually imbricated in McGimpsey’s work.”
- David McGimpsey at Coach House Books: http://www.chbooks.com/biographies/david-mcgimpsey
- Four Poems: http://jacketmagazine.com/34/c-mcgimpsey.shtml
- Broken Pencil Bio: http://www.brokenpencil.com/artist/artist.php?i=41[dead link]
- Population Me: essays on David McGimpsey: http://www.palimpsestpress.ca/population-essays-david-mcgimpsey-p-320.html
- YouTube, McGimpsey reading at Concordia with other acclaimed poet/professors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so4i7ny0uXM&feature=related
- 1997 PhD Thesis at Dalhousie University: Called Shots: Baseball as Modern American Fiction: http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp04/nq24753.pdf