Glen Sorestad has influenced Saskatchewan's literary scene for more than 40 years. As Saskatchewan's inaugural poet laureate, and through his own publications, he has helped to broaden the audience for poetry. He has visited communities throughout the province to read poetry, to talk about his love of writing and, famously, to give away books from the trunk of his car. He also co-founded Thistledown Press to promote and support writers in the Prairies and beyond. As a writer-in-residence with a number of institutions and associations, he has mentored both emerging and established writers and continues to serve as an inspiration to a new generation of poets and authors.