David McGimpsey (born and raised in Montreal) is a Canadian comedic author. He is the author of the poetry collections: Hamburger Valley, California, Dogboy, Lardcake (ECW Press) and Sitcom (Coach House) 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 frequently appear in The Globe and Mail and he writes the "Sandwich of the Month" column for EnRoute magazine.
The most recent book of essays published about McGimpsey’s work is Population Me: Essays on David McGimpsey. The collected essays (by 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.”