A criminal psychologist and professor at Simon Fraser University, Ehor Boyanowsky is also a former president of the Steelhead Society of British Columbia. He has written extensively on fishing and conservation issues. He is the author of a slim memoir Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts: In the Wild with Ted Hughes (D&M, 2009). This book pertains to Ted Hughes' fishing trips and public readings in B.C. The poet David Day was chiefly responsible for first bringing Hughes to British Columbia, later resulting in a friendship between Boyanowsky and Hughes, but Boyanowsky gives Day and Victoria poet and organizer Linda Rogers short shrift. Ted Hughes is presented as a great and good man, and a wonderful companion, fishing or otherwise. Boyanowsky lives at Hole in the Wall, a well-known salmon fishing spot near Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.

[BCBW 2009]