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Billeh Nickerson


Billeh Nickerson is a Vancouver author whose sixth book, Duct-Taped Roses, is forthcoming with Book*hug (Spring 2021). He is Co-Chair of the Creative Writing department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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