Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include 49th Parallel Psalm, Performance Bond and Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature. He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew. Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver's original black community. (See HAMP's blog http://www.hogansalleyproject.blogspot.com here.) He is also one of the publishers of Commodore Books. Wayde Compton teaches English composition and literature atz Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Coquitlam College. He has a book forthcoming from Arsenal Pulp Press in fall 2010 titled After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing and Region.