Neilson, Shane

Neilson, Shane (1975)


Shane Neilson was born in New Brunswick. He attended the University of New Brunswick, where he completed his BSc. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie University, his MFA from the University of Guelph, and is currently a PhD candidate at McMaster University. Neilson is the author of five collections of poetry, and a two time winner of the Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Award.




Exterminate My Heart (Frog Hollow Press, 2008)
Meniscus (Bibliosais, 2009)
Complete Physical (Porcupine's Quill, 2010)
On Shaving Off His Face (Porcupine's Quill, 2015)
Dysphoria (Porcupine's Quill, 2017)

Poetry Chapbooks

The Beaten-Down Elegies (Frog Hollow Press, 2003)
Seized (Cubicle Press, 2004)
Feild Hospital (JackPine Press, 2010)
Elision (Alfred Gustav Press, 2010)
Love Songs in A Czech Winter (Cactus Press, 2011)
Out of the Mouth (Thee Hellbox Press, 2014)
Able Physiologists Discuss Grief Musculatures (JackPine Press, 2014)
We Need Our Names (Anstruther Press, 2014)
New Brunswick (The Serif of Nottingham, 2016)


Will (Enfield and Wizentry, 2013)


Call Me Doctor (Pottersfield Press, 2006)
Gunmetal Blue (Palimpsest Press, 2011)


Fatherhood: The Poetry of Wayne Clifford (Frog Hollow Press, 2011)
Dr. Acorn, Or How I Joined the Canadian Liberation Movement and Learned to Love the Stern Nurse Fusion-Bomb Sun (Frog Hollow Press, 2013)
How Thought Feels: The Poetry of M. Travis Lane (Frog Hollow Press, 2015)

As Editor

Alden Nowlan and Illness (Frog Hollow Press, 2004)
Approaches to Poetry: The Pre-Poem Moment (Frog Hollow Press, 2009)
Play: Poems About Childhood (Frog Hollow Press, 2014)
Sing to Me in the Cut: Ekphrasis on George Walker by Canadian Poets (Frog Hollow Press, 2015)
The Essential Travis Lane (Porcupine's Quill, 2015)
Heart on Fist: The Selected Prose of M. Travis Lane (Palimpsest Press, 2016)
The Witch of the Inner Wood: Collected Long Poems of M. Travis Lane (Goose Lane Editions, 2016)


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September 29, 1975
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First RPO Edition
Jim Johnstone