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All about Nikki Reimer

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I write the absurdities of life

 

Nikki Reimer is a carbon-based life form and fifth-generation settler of Ukrainian and Mennonite descent who resides on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta (land belonging to the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.) She is grateful to reside on these lands.

She writes poetry, essays and criticism, organizes in community, yells on the internet, and makes digital art. Her published books are My Heart is a Rose Manhattan, DOWNVERSE and [sic]. Her creative and non-fiction work has appeared on stages, billboards, public art exhibits, pop-up bistro menus, and in various magazines, journals and anthologies. Reimer explores found and remixed methods for generating material, including n+1 and blackout methods. She writes poetry and essays on feminist issues, urban life, loss and grief, politics, and other heavy subjects, though her work is also at times darkly funny and absurd. She is the sister of late Calgary-based musician Chris Reimer, and she carries his spirit with her always.

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NIKKI REIMER is a carbon-based life form who lives on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. She writes poetry, essays and criticism, organizes in community, yells on the internet, and makes digital art. Published books are My Heart is a Rose Manhattan, DOWNVERSE and [sic]; several more are in-progress. Creative and non-fiction work has appeared on stages, billboards, public art exhibits, pop-up bistro menus, and in various magazines, journals and anthologies.

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NIKKI REIMER lives on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 peoples in Southern Alberta. Published books are My Heart is a Rose Manhattan, DOWNVERSE and [sic]. Creative and non-fiction work has appeared on stages, billboards, public art exhibits, pop-up bistro menus, and in various magazines, journals and anthologies.

 
 

Say Hey

 

nikki.reimer@gmail.com

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Selected accolades & activities

 

Equinox Vigil 2018

Chris Reimer: Hello People album launch

Poetry in Voice classroom visits

Water Witching for Wonderers (and Wanderers): Hidden in Quarry Park

Banff Centre Residencies

Contemporary Calgary Lunch Hour Author Talk

Modern Loss

The Rumpus

Lemon Hound

Wordfest

Swallow a Bicycle

Kootenay School of Writing

Casse-Tete: A Festival of Experimental Music

Can’t Lit

Bug Incision

Pivot Reading Series

Vancouver 125 Poetry Conference

Speaking Her Mind 2014 Conference

filling Station

PRISM International Creative Non-Fiction shortlist

Lit POP shortlist

Gerald Lampert Memorial Award shortlist