Short bio

Nikki Reimer writes poetry, non-fiction and criticism, organizes in community, yells on the internet, and makes digital art. Reimer has published two books of poetry: DOWNVERSE (Talonbooks 2014) and [sic] (Frontenac House 2010), which was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her poetry has also been shortlisted for the Lit POP award, and an essay was shortlisted for PRISM Magazine’s Creative Non-Fiction Award.

Long bio

Nikki Reimer is a Calgary-based writer, editor, community contributor and creative problem solver.

I work as a Digital Specialist in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, where I maintain the faculty’s digital presence and wrangle websites into shape. My creative practice spans print and digital writing and publishing: I’ve published two books of poetry; my digital poems have been featured on electronic billboards in Calgary; and I’m currently (slowly) at work on two poetry manuscripts, a memoir, and an extended multimedia digital project. My first book was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.

My interests span animal rights and representation; feminist discourse and affect theory; activism, community, and collaborative and multidisciplinary performance and practice.

I returned to Calgary in 2012 after an eight-year stint in Vancouver, where I was a member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective, a board member at W2 Community Media Arts, ran an interdisciplinary performance series called disjunct!, was Managing Editor of EVENT Magazine from 2011-12, and was editor of the Van City Kitty section on a popular blog.

I hold a BA Hons. in English from the University of Calgary (2002), have completed numerous writing and editing courses through Simon Fraser University’s Writing & Publishing Program, and hold Continuing Studies Certificates in Print Publishing and Web Design (2012) from Mount Royal University.




Professional Skills

  • Front-end web development
  • Digital and strategic communications
  • Copy-editing
  • Social Media
  • Project management
  • Event planning
  • Event hosting
  • Drupal 7
  • Marketo
  • Hootsuite Enterprise
  • WordPress


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