Cecily Nicholson

Cecily Nicholson is the author of four books and a past recipient of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. She was the Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence at Simon Fraser University and the Write- in-Residence at the University of Windsor. She teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and collaborates with community impacted by carcerality and food insecurity.


Long-listed 2023 Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

Short-listed 2023 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Long-listed 2023 Pat Lowther Memorial Award

From the Poplars

Winner 2015 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC and Yukon Poetry Prizes)