Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis is a poet, editor, and professor. His many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books, 2008; second edition 2014), On the Material (Talon Books, 2010 — awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), To the Barricades (Talon Books, 2013), and (with Jordan Scott) DECOMP (Coach House, 2013). He has also written two books of literary criticism; a book of essays on the Occupy Movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (Talon Books, 2012); and a novel, The Red Album (BookThug, 2013). In 2014, while involved in anti-pipeline activism, he was sued for $5.6 million by US energy giant Kinder Morgan, whose lawyers read his writing in court as “evidence.” He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches at Simon Fraser University.