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Billeh Nickerson

Billeh Nickerson, BFA (UVic), MFA (UBC), is a writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate. He is the author of five books; the co-editor of Seminal: the Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets; and a former editor of PRISM international and Event, two of Canada’s most respected literary journals. He has performed at hundreds of readings and festivals across Canada and the U.S, and has served as writer in residence the Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon, Queen’s University’s in Kingston, Ontario and the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. He is a former Chair and permanent faculty of the Creative Writing department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC.

He has served on the Writers’ Union National Council on four occasions, including terms as Advocate, Treasurer and Second Vice-Chair.

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The Asthmatic Glassblower and other poems. Arsenal Pulp, 2000
Let Me Kiss It Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow. Arsenal Pulp, 2002
Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Men’s Poetry. co-editor John Barton. Arsenal Pulp, 2007
McPoems. Arsenal Pulp, 2009
Impact: the Titanic Poems. Arsenal Pulp, 2012
Artificial Cherry. Arsenal Pulp, 2014


Community Hero Award for Achievement in the Arts, 2003.
Publishing Triangle Gay Men’s Poetry Prize nomination for best poetry collection published in the United States., 2002.
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