Chris Pannell is part of the organizing committee for the Hamilton reading series Lit Live. He has published four full poetry books: A Nervous City (2013), Drive (2009), Under Old Stars (2002), and Sorry I Spent Your Poem (1999). He is also the author of a set of three poetry broadsheets entitled Fractures, Subluxations and Dislocations which won the Hamilton & Region Arts Council poetry book award in 1997. From 1993 until 2005 he ran the new writing workshop at Hamilton Artists Inc. and edited two book-length anthologies from the group. He has also published a chapbook, Everything Comes from Above (2011) from Alfred Gustav Press.