Geoffrey Nilson
Anvil Theatre, Part of Perseids + Poetry
August 12, 2016
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We are delighted to announce a special reading of O, an original work written by New West poet Geoffrey Nilson, in response to the NMG space_ exhibition. This reading is part of our Perseids + Poetry event. O has now become part of the City of New Westminster Archives and is in the New Media Gallery archival collection.

Geoffrey Nilson was born in Duncan, BC on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Cowichan Tribes. A poet, editor, and literary critic, he is also the founder and publisher of micropress pagefiftyone. Nilson is the author of four chapbooks: Alchemy Machine (2015), We Have to Watch (2016), O (2017), and In my ear continuously like a stream (2017). In 2020, his poem “The Sound of Cellulose” appeared in the anthology Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Caitlin Press). Nilson’s critical writing has appeared recently in Canadian Literature and Arc Poetry Magazine. He holds a BA in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is currently completing graduate studies in English at Simon Fraser University with a specialty in contemporary poetry and poetics. In a past life, he was musician, songwriter, and recording engineer for various solo and collaborative projects. The BC-YK Regional Representative for the League of Canadian Poets, Geoffrey currently lives with his daughter in New Westminster on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt nation.


Free Admission
Theatre – 3rd Floor, Anvil Centre
777 Columbia St , New Westminster
New Media Gallery Open until 8:30pm
Pay parking located beneath Anvil Centre (off 8th)
Skytrain: New Westminster (Across from Anvil)