Wayde Compton is a Vancouver writer whose books include After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, Performance Bond, Bluesprint: Black British Columbian Literature and Orature and 49th Parallel Psalm. He and Jason de Couto perform turntable-based sound poetry as a duo called The Contact Zone Crew.
Compton is also a co-founding member of the Hogan's Alley Memorial Project, an organization dedicated to preserving the public memory of Vancouver's original black community. (See HAMP's blog here.) He is also one of the publishers of Commodore Books. Wayde Compton is the Director of The Writer's Studio, a creative writing program in Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University. He also teaches English composition and literature at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.