Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings Author Spotlight – Shane Neilson

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Shane Neilson is a poet originally from the Maritimes. He completed his affect trilogy upon publication of Dysphoria (PQL) in 2017, which won the Hamilton Arts Council Book Award. His most recent book is New Brunswick (Biblioasis). In the Fall of this year, Shane published Margin of Interest (PQL), a book of literary criticism on the English language poetry of the Maritime region, and Constructive Negativity, a book of literary criticism on the intersection of prize culture and disability.

His poem “The Death-Trick” can be read on our website at

Canadian Literature issue 238, Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings, is available to order through our online store.