Kem Luther's book, Boundary Layer, uses a multifaceted approach to explore the point where air meets earth. This point, a layer that Luther calls the stegnon, is home to a host of life including lichens, mosses, ferns, fungi and diminutive plants. The book also focuses on the stegnon's scientific community. Luther explains that the "narrations in Boundary Layer owe a great debt to the army of biologists who spend their lives investigating the humble inhabitants of the regions just above the soil line. Without their research, all would be speculation."

Luther has degrees from the Universities of Chicago and Toronto. He has taught at Eastern Mennonite University, Sheridan College, York University, and the University of Toronto. He lives on Vancouver Island.


Cottonwood Roots (iUniverse Inc 2006) 978-0595383818

The Next Generation Gap: The Rise Of The Digitals And The Ruin Of Postmodernism (iUniverse Inc 2009) 978-1440121418

Boundary Layer (Oregon State University Press 2016) 978-0-87071-844-1

[BCBW 2016]