Lucas Crawford is a brilliant poet and captivating presenter whose work Sideshow Concessions (Invisible Publishing, October 2015) has won the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. He is also the author of an upcoming book of scholarly essays, Transgender Architectonics (Ashgate, November 2015).
Among other things, he writes about ‘transgender, fat, architecture, perfumery, and literature’. His poetry has appeared in various publications including PRISM International, The Antigonish Review, Room, Rattle, Lost in Thought, Rampike, The Nashwaak Review, Other Voices, and in Chelsea Stations’ book, Between: New Gay Poetry. In 2012, he participated in a five-week Writing Studio program at the Banff Centre for the Arts.
Lucas has been selected as the 2015 Critic-in-Residence for Canadian Women in Literary Arts (CWILA) in order to ‘foster criticism that promotes public awareness of women’s literary and critical presence in Canadian and Québécois letters.’ As the critic-in-residence, Lucas will write and submit essays and book reviews to Canadian publications, and the resulting body of work will be both archived and made available online.
Lucas grew up in rural Nova Scotia, and lived in Edmonton, Montreal, New York; now in Vancouver, he works at Simon Fraser University (SFU) as the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.
At the August 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Lucas will present a selection of his poetry. More information on the event is here: