The Asthmatic Glassblower
and other poems
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