Shane Neilson

Shane Neilson is a poet, short story writer, critic, and family physician. Much of his writing is on pain, mental health, and disability. His second trade book of poems, Complete Physical, was shortlisted for a Trillium Award in 2010. He will appear in Best Canadian Poetry 2015 from Tightrope Books, and he won the Robin Blaser Award from the Capilano Review this year. At the moment he is working on a PhD in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, with a focus on representations of pain in Canadian prose and poetry, for which he has secured a Vanier grant. His new book of poems from the Porcupine's Quill, On Shaving Off His Face, uses affect theory to consider the iconography of the face in mental illness.

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