Kevin Spenst – Surrey Muse

Kevin Spenst is a poet and performer whose work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry, been nominated for Pushcart Poetry, the Alfred G. Bailey Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. He is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong (both with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Ward Notes (the serif of nottingham), Flip Flop Faces and Unexpurgated Lives (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press). His poetry has appeared in dozens of publications including Event, the Malahat Review, subTerrain magazine, Prairie Fire, CV2, the Rusty Toque, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2019. He cohosts at Wax Poetic on Vancouver Co-op Radio, co-organizes the Dead Poets Reading Series, and teaches Creative Writing at Vancouver Community College. He lives on unceded Coast Salish territory with the love of his life Shauna Kaendo.

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At the May 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kevin will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:

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An interdisciplinary Arts and Literature group that meets Fourth Friday of each month except December. Presents a Guest Author, a Featured Poet, and a Featured Artist/Performer. Discussions. Open Mic. Book Table. Book Signings. Free event. Donations welcome.

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  1. […] Kevin Spenst is a Surrey poet whose poetry has appeared in over a dozen Canadian literary publications such as Freefall, Prairie Fire, CV2, Dandelion, filling Station, qwerty, and Poetry is Dead; and has been published in the UK, the United States, Austria and India. In 2011, he won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry. Kevin’s work has been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, and his manuscript Ignite has come in as a finalist for the Alfred G. Bailey Prize. He has published many chapbooks of his poetry including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press, 2013), Retractable (the serif of nottingham, 2013), Happy Hollow and the Surrey Suite (self-published, 2012) and What the Frag Meant (100 tetes press, 2014). […]


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