Kyle McKillop – Surrey Muse


Kyle McKillop is a poet, teacher, traveler and an arts administrator who teaches high school English in Surrey and in his spare time pursues a master’s degree in UBC’s Optional-Residency Creative Writing program. Kyle’s writings have appeared in a number of publications including CV2 and the PRISM International website, and most recently in the anthology Concussion and Mild TBI: Not Just Another Headline; a poem is forthcoming in English Practice, the magazine for BC’s English teachers. Kyle organized the 2015 Poetry in the Park reading series and has featured and/or hosted at poetry events including Edge of the Page Poetry, LitFest New West, Poetic Justice, Poetry in the Park, Poetry Meets Art, Poetry New Westminster, Semiahmoo Arts, Surrey Muse, and WIN’s Autumn Dance and UNESCO Reading.

Kyle began to write poetry in high school some 20 years back, it was his first choice of expression that ‘grew naturally from a life of reading’. Kyle believes ‘Word forms’ to be his medium, and he says: ‘I basically write and read and garden, but I garden with thoughts of food rather than art.’

After travelling to 27 countries in four continents, Kyle now lives and works in Surrey. He is a Past President of the Royal City Literary Arts Society.

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At the October 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kyle will present a selection of his poems. More about the event is here:

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About Surrey Muse

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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