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Billeh Nickerson (Toronto)

Billeh Nickerson

Billeh Nickerson is a poet, essayist, educator, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate who was born on Valentine’s Day, 1972, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the author of The Asthmatic Glassblower, Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow and the forthcoming collection McPoems. He is also co-editor, along with John Barton, of Seminal: the Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets. A founding member of the performance troupe “Haiku Night in Canada,” he is a past editor of both PRISM international and Event, and a longtime contributing editor to Geist. After living for many years in Vancouver, he now lives in Toronto, where he serves as the Treasurer for the Writers’ Union of Canada National Council.




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