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The Asthmatic Glassblower

and other poems

by Billeh Nickerson

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list price: $14.95
category: Poetry
published: 2000
publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Short-listed, Publishing Triangle's Gay Men's Poetry Prize
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Billeh Nickerson is a poet for our times--a witty, urbane chronicler of life through lavender-coloured glasses. His poems, full of astonishing pleasures, speak to the wonders of the world: about "the push of knowing you're different" and "the pull of wanting to belong." Whether it is professing his unrequited love for Wayne Gretzky, or offering his insight into the tragicomic dynamics of Three's Company, Billeh Nickerson proves that a good poem is not hard to find.

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Editorial Reviews

Billeh Nickerson forms his exacting observations into poems that are fragile receptacles of wordplay.
-Quill and Quire

— Quill and Quire

Nickerson looks up at his community from the gutter, not down from the condo loft--and therefore, as Wilde taught us, he can also see the stars.
-R.M. Vaughan

— R.M. Vaughan
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About the Author

Billeh Nickerson

Born in Halifax and raised in Langley, BC, Billeh Nickerson is the author of the poetry collections The Asthmatic Glassblower, McPoems, Impact: The Titanic Poems, and his most recent, Artificial Cherry, as well as the humour collection Let Me Kiss It Better. He is also co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets, and past writer-in-residence at both Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon. He is also a silver medalist at the Canadian Gay Curling Championships, and Chair of the Creative Writing department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver.

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