Matthew Remski is an ayurvedic therapist and educator who lives in Toronto and on Cortes Island, B.C. In 1993 he founded The Scream in High Park. In 1994 he won the bpnichol Chapbook Award for organon. He has published two novels: dying for veronica (1997) and silver (1998). He is co-founder of Yoga Community Toronto, and co-author, with Scott Petrie, of the ongoing poetical-spiritual-criticism-prayer yoga 2.0. syrinx and systole is his first book length publication in 12 years.