As well as having had a distinguished career in professional theatre and at various universities, Carl Hare has spent the past twenty years writing. His play The Eagle and the Tiger has been successfully produced and is in the archives of the National Library of Norway. His children’s poems were set to music by the noted composer Malcolm Forsyth and performed by children’s choirs in Edmonton. He received a commission from the National Arts Centre for part of the libretto for Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada, performed to acclaim in Ottawa and on tour in London, UK. His poem on Malcolm Forsyth will appear in a forthcoming biography of Forsyth.