Billeh Nickerson



Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Fiction, poetry.


Billeh Nickerson (BFA, 1998) is a writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate who divides his year between Toronto and Vancouver. He is the author of The Asthmatic Glassblower, Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow, and his most recent collection, McPoems. He is also 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, in 2008, served as Queen’s University’s Writer in Residence. He teaches Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. His most recent book of poetry is Impact: The Titanic Poems, written for the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, examining her impact on cities around the world.

Selected Publications

Impact: The Titanic Poems, Published by Arsenal Pulp Press


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