Stephen Michael Berzensky
Steven Michael Berzensky, also known as Mick Burrs, came to Canada from California in 1965. Berzensky was a poet, editor, teacher, and songwriter. He spent many years living in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and won the 1998 Saskatchewan Book Award for Variations on the Birth of Jacob. Berzensky’s other books included Dark Halo, The Blue Pools of Paradise, The Waking Image Bedside Companion, and Moving in from Paradise. He also served as editor of Grain magazine for several years and as Yorkton’s first writer-in-residence. Mick died in 2021.