Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis’s many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books, 2008; 2014), On the Material (Talon Books, 2010 — awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), DECOMP (with Jordan Scott — Coach House, 2013), and Once in Blockadia (Talon Books, 2016). He has also written two books of literary criticism, a book of essays on the Occupy movement, and a novel. In 2014 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 poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.