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CanLit150

Celebrate more than 150 years of Canada with 150 books.

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McPoems by Billeh Nickerson

McPoems (2009)

(From Arsenal Pulp Press)

Billeh Nickerson's first poetry book, The Asthmatic Glassblower, was shortlisted for the Publishing Triangle's Gay Men's Poetry Award. The hilarious and illuminating poems in his new collection, McPoems, are based on his years working at a particularly well-known fast-food restaurant; they paint a vivid picture of life behind the counter and will resonate with anyone who has ever held a fast-food job. Hold the pickle!

Billeh Nickerson

(From Arsenal Pulp Press)

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.