Masthead – The Portage

Deryck N. Robertson, EIC

Deryck is an elementary teacher, outdoorsman, composer, poet, husband and father. He moved to Peterborough/Nogojiwanong to attend Sir Sandford Fleming College, and ended up making The Lift Lock City his home after meeting his wife, Heather. He earned his B.Sc. in Biology & Environmental Science at Trent University and his B.Ed. at the University of Windsor. Cool fact, three generations of his family have attended Trent.

His work has recently appeared with Northern Otter Press, TunaFish Journal, Burnt Breakfast Mag, The Minison Project, Two Fingers Lit Mag, Green Ink Press, 433 Mag, Analogies and Allegories Lit Mag, and is forthcoming with Montana Mouthful and Cardigan Press. You can see his publication list over at His love of the canoeing and the art of Tom Thomson has inspired the creation of Paddler Press and its inaugural publication, Canoe Lake Memories.

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