Nelson, B.C. poet, Jane Byers, “came out” with her 2nd poetry collection, Acquired Community, in October 2016 (Caitlin Press-Dagger Editions). It is a 2017 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winner for Poetry and is featured on All Lit Up’s Top Ten Social Justice publications in Canada.
Her debut poetry collection, Steeling Effects is published by Caitlin Press (March, 2014). Jane has also recently published a chapbook, It Hurt That's All I know (NIB Press, 2017).
Jane has had poems and essays published in various literary journals in Canada, the U.S. and England, including Best Canadian Poetry 2014. She is delighted to have her poem, Nothing To Forgive, currently on Poetry in Transit.
Jane Byers is the 2017-18 Writer-In-Residence for the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony at Simon Fraser University. For this reading, she has reviewed oral testimonies from ALOT's collections and written poems in response.