Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, literary critic, and scholar of Canadian literatures who lives with disability. He published his first review in 1998 and has had to look over his shoulder ever since. In 2012, his critical prose won Arc Poetry Magazine?s ?Critic?s Desk? award as selected by Amanda Jernigan. In 2018, his scholarly work on Canadian literature that is rooted in disability studies was awarded SSHRC?s $50,000 ?Talent? Award. In 2019, his article on the representations of pain in Canadian literature was shortlisted for Canadian Literature?s 60thAnniversary Graduate Student Essay Prize. Shane?s own poetry has received several accolades, including the Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry in 2018; The Walrus Poetry Prize in 2017, selected by Margaret Atwood; and in 2011, he was shortlisted for the Trillium Poetry Prize. Shane is an assistant professor in family medicine at McMaster University (adjunct) and he continues to practice medicine at a little clinic in Guelph, Ontario.
This week we gave ableism a hard stare in the ism with an insightful essay from poet and physician Shane Neilson, served up five books for more intersectionally feminist reading, and made Books and Bingo a thing.
ALU note: Last year, we ran a Chappy Hour column about Shane Neilson's Dysphoria that was insensitive to the very serious themes about disability and mental health in his collection. (It has since been removed from ALU.) We were wrong, and Shane was kind enough to call us ... Read more
This week there's launches, dramatic readings, reading series, dramatic series...you name it. Don't ever tell us that we don't take you anywhere.
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Did someone say "launch season"? Spring is officially here with great launches and readings in Toronto and St. John's this week.
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