Paul Zits

Biography

Paul Zits received his MA in English from the University of Calgary in 2010, completing his creative thesis, Massacre Street, under the supervision of experimental Canadian poet Christian Bök. Published in 2013 by the University of Alberta Press, Massacre Street, which was also shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Poetry Book Award and the IndieFab Award for Poetry, won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry at the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards. Zits’ work has appeared in publications across Canada, most recently in Contemporary Verse 2, Boulderpavement and Geist, as well as the anthology The Calgary Project – A City Map in Verse and Visual. Zits has served two terms as Writer-in-the-Schools at Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary, teaching creative writing to students in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program, and is a regular instructor at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s WordsWorth Camp at Kamp Kiwanis. Zits is currently the Managing Editor of filling Station and the editor and publisher of the Calgary-based small-press 100 têtes Press.