Billeh Nickerson (born February 14, 1972) is a Canadian writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate.
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 and editing
In 2000, Nickerson published The Asthmatic Glassblower and other poems with Arsenal Pulp. It was nominated for the Publishing Triangle's Thom Gunn Award. 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.
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.
- 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-edited by John Barton (Arsenal Pulp, 2007)
- McPoems (Arsenal Pulp, 2009)
- Impact: The Titanic Poems (2012)
- Artificial Cherry (2014)
- Brett Josef Grubisic, "Impact". Vancouver Sun, April 14, 2012.
- "Writer's Union of Canada Profile: Billeh Nickerson".
- "A little the verse for wear". The Globe and Mail, January 1, 2003.
- "Poems illuminate the gay connection". Toronto Star, July 21, 2007.
- "Lady Gaga and 100 cheeseburgers". National Post, November 14, 2009.
- "People get so uptight about bodies, says poet Billeh Nickerson". Xtra!, May 10, 2014.
- "New accolades for Arthur Erickson biography". The Globe and Mail, September 11, 2014.
- "Haiku Night in Canada: Say hello to 'Margaret Atwood and Don Cherry's love child'". The Province, September 24, 2006.
- "You Deserve A Haiku Today" See Magazine
- Billeh Nickerson – Arsenal Pulp Press
- Billeh Nickerson – Writers' Union of Canada
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