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.
At the May 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kevin will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.