Harold Barratt is a former Professor of English and Chairman of Languages and Letters at the University College of Cape Breton. He has published one book and numerous essays in books and journals in several countries. He has also published fiction, has completed an unpublished novel and is working on a second. Barratt grew up in Trinidad, and studied and taught at Ontario universities before coming to Cape Breton. He has returned to family in southern Ontario where he now lives, teaches and writes.