Nickerson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, grew up in Langley, British Columbia, lived in Toronto, Ontario, and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria and a masters degree in Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia.
Writing & Editing
In 2000, Nickerson published The Asthmatic Glassblower and other poems with Arsenal Pulp. It was nominated for the Publishing Triangle Poetry Prize. He is also the author of the humorous essay collection Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow (Arsenal Pulp, 2002) and co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets with John Barton (Arsenal Pulp, 2007). He was Writer in Residence at Berton House in Dawson City during July and August 2010.
In 2009, he published McPoems.
Nickerson is a founding member of the performance troupe Haiku Night in Canada. He is also the past editor of the literary journals Event and Prism international.
- McPoems (Arsenal Pulp, 2009)
- Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Men’s Poetry, co-edited by John Barton (Arsenal Pulp, 2007)
- Let Me Kiss It Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow (Arsenal Pulp, 2002)
- The Asthmatic Glassblower and other poems (Arsenal Pulp, 2000)
- "You Deserve A Haiku Today" See Magazine
- Billeh Nickerson - Arsenal Pulp Press
- Billeh Nickerson - Writers' Union of Canada
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