Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis is the author of five books of poetry, including the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize winning On the Material (Talonbooks, 2010) and three parts of the on-going “Barricades Project”: Anarchive (New Star, 2005), The Commons (Talonbooks, 2008, 2014), and To the Barricades (Talonbooks, 2013). An activist and social critic, his writing on the Occupy movement is collected in Dispatches from the Occupation (Talonbooks, 2012).

Collis is also the author of two book-length studies, Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (Talonbooks 2007) and Through Words of Others: Susan Howe and Anarcho-Scholasticism (ELS Editions 2006), as well as the editor, with Graham Lyons, of Reading Duncan Reading: Robert Duncan and the Poetics of Derivation (Iowa University Press, 2012). He teaches contemporary poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University, where he was a 2011/12 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow.

On the Material

Winner 2011 BC Book Prize: Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

events | 2012-10-26
Adeena Karasick and Stephen Collis at Zinc Bar, New York

…ZINC BAR PRESENTS ADEENA KARASICK + STEPHEN COLLIS Launching their respective new Talonbooks, THIS … America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries Stephen Collis is an award-winning poet, activist, and professor …


events | 2010-04-29
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Vancouver

…derek beaulieu, Ken Belford, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, George Bowering, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas …


events | 2010-04-27
Talon's 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Calgary

…derek beaulieu, George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, Garry Thomas Morse, and Ken Norris …


events | 2010-04-22
Talon’s 2010 Cross-Canada Poetry Tour: Edmonton Poetry Festival

…Free! Featuring George Bowering, Weyman Chan, Stephen Collis, Frank Davey, and Garry Thomas Morse reading from …


news | 2015-03-16
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