Founded in 2017, pagefiftyone is a BC-based poetry micropress specializing in short-run printed ephemra. We cook objects in small batches for the widest possible distribution. We give away our words because we want people to have them. Whether lyric or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, haiku or vispo, we put poetry in the hands of readers.
Geoffrey Nilson, editor & publisher
Geoffrey Nilson is a writer, editor, visual artist, and the founder of pagefiftyone.
A regular contributor to Coast Mountain Culture, he is the author of four poetry chapbooks: In my ear continuously like a stream (above/ground, 2017), O (Swimmer's Group, 2017), We Have to Watch (Quilliad, 2016), and Alchemy Machine (2015).
Nilson’s poems, essays, and journalism have appeared widely in magazines and periodicals such as PRISM international, Event, Poetry is Dead, subTerrain, The Capilano Review, CV2, The Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, Qwerty, and the Glasgow Review of Books. Nilson holds a BA in Creative Writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is an alumnus of the Banff Centre Wired Writing Studio, and has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review Far Horizons Award for Poetry and the Alfred G. Bailey Poetry Prize.
As a visual artist, Nilson is preoccupied with the use of analog technologies in a digital world and what bpNichol called the “borderblur” between writing and visual art. His artistic practice includes photography, video, collage, printmaking, and visual poetry.
In a past life, Nilson was musician, songwriter, and recording engineer for various solo and collaborative projects.
He lives with his daughter in New Westminster on the unceded territory of the Qayqayt First Nation.