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Born in September 29, 1975 / Canada / English


Shane Neilson was born in New Brunswick. He attended the University of New Brunswick, where he completed his BSc. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie University, and is due to finish his MFA at the University of Guelph in 2013. Neilson is the author of three collections of poetry, and a two time winner of the Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Award.




Exterminate My Heart (Frog Hollow Press, 2008)
Meniscus (Bibliosais, 2009)
Complete Physical (Porcupine's Quill, 2010)

Poetry Chapbooks

The Beaten-Down Elegies (Frog Hollow Press, 2003)
Seized (Cubicle Press, 2004)
Feild Hospital (Jackpine Press, 2010)
Elision (Alfred Gustav Press, 2010)
Love Songs in A Czech Winter (Cactus Press, 2011)


Will (Enfield and Wizentry, 2013)


Call Me Doctor (Pottersfield Press, 2006)
Gunmetal Blue (Palimpsest Press, 2011)


Fatherhood: The Poetry of Wayne Clifford (Frog Hollow Press, 2011)
Dr. Acorn, Or How I Joined the Canadian Liberation Movement and Learned to Love the Stern Nurse Fusion-Bomb Sun (Frog Hollow Press, 2013)

As Editor

Alden Nowlan and Illness (Frog Hollow Press, 2004)
Approaches to Poetry: The Pre-Poem Moment (Frog Hollow Press, 2009)