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The Asthmatic Glassblower - and other poems

The Asthmatic Glassblower

and other poems

By Billeh Nickerson
Categories: Poetry, LGBTQ+, Gay Literature
Paperback : 9781551520889, 95 pages, 2000


Billeh Nickerson is a poet for our times--a witty, urbane chronicler of life through lavender-coloured glasses. His poems, full of astonishing pleasures, speak to the wonders of the world: about "the push of knowing you're different" and "the pull of wanting to belong. " Whether it is professing his unrequited love for Wayne Gretzky, or offering his insight into the tragicomic dynamics of Three's Company, Billeh Nickerson proves that a good poem is not hard to find.


  • Short-listed, Publishing Triangle's Gay Men's Poetry Prize 2001


Billeh Nickerson forms his exacting observations into poems that are fragile receptacles of wordplay.
-Quill and Quire

- Quill and Quire

Nickerson looks up at his community from the gutter, not down from the condo loft--and therefore, as Wilde taught us, he can also see the stars.

-R. M. Vaughan

- R.M. Vaughan