Shane Neilson

Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, and scholar who completed his Ph.D. in McMaster‘s English and Cultural Studies Department on the representations of pain in CanLit. Dysphoria (PQL, 2017) won the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award for Poetry in 2018. Also in 2018 his dissertation work received SSHRC‘s $50,000 “Talent” award. His practice is located in Guelph and he currently serves as an adjunct assistant clinical professor of medicine at McMaster University’s Waterloo campus. His most recent books are Saving: A Doctor’s Struggle to Help His Children (Great Plains Publications, 2023); co-written with Roxanna Bennett, The Suspect We (Palimpsest, 2023); and an edited (with Sarah Fraser and Arundhati Dhara) collection on healthcare narratives concerning COVID-19 titled The COVID Journals (U of Alberta P, 2023).

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