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Billeh Nickerson fonds
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CA ON00047 F0004
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1986-2009; predominant 1995-2009 (Creation)
- Billeh Nickerson
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58 cm of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 25.3 x 20.3 and 17.8 x 12.7 cm
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Name of creator
Billeh Nickerson (b. 1972) is a Canadian writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate. Nickerson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, grew up in Langley, British Columbia, 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. 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). In 2009, he published McPoems (Arsenal Pulp, 2009). 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, and served on the National Council of the Writers’ Union of Canada. Nickerson was Queen’s University’s 2008 Writer in Residence.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records documenting the work of Canadian poet and author Billeh Nickerson. The fonds documents poetry, essays, and articles written by Nickerson, press coverage of his work, and various events at which he participated as an author or poet. Included in the fonds are poems, essays, press clippings, programmes, correspondence, press passes, desk calendars, flyers, and photographs.
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The fonds is arranged in five series.
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The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Researchers wishing to publish materials must obtain permission in writing from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as the physical owner. Researchers must also obtain clearance from the holder(s) of any copyrights in the materials. Note that the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives can grant copyright clearance only for those materials for which we hold the copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain copyright clearance for all other materials directly from the copyright holder(s).
Preferred citation: Billeh Nickerson, 2009-034, Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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- Nickerson, Billeh 1972- (Subject)