John Nyman writes and performs poetries from traditional verse to visual and conceptual forms, as well as short fiction and literary criticism. Originally from Toronto, he currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, and is studying towards a PhD in Theory and Criticism at Western University. He has served as Associate Editor of Hamilton Arts & Letters, Senior Fiction Editor of Existere, and Arts Editor of Excalibur, York University’s community newspaper, and is a current member of the Guelph-based &, experimental poetry collective. John holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from York University and an MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University.
John’s first full-length collection of poetry, Players, was released with Palimpsest Press in April 2016. His work has been published in a variety of Canadian and international print and online journals, magazines, and anthologies (many of which are listed on the CV / Publications page), and he has performed at numerous reading series in Southern Ontario and elsewhere. He also designs innovative chapbooks, artist’s books, and digital editions featuring visual and conceptual poetry; selections from these are featured regularly on his Instagram.
More information about John’s academic work can be found at https://westernu.academia.edu/JohnNyman
John can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(photo by Amanda Boulos)