Poet Alan Hill served as New Westminster’s fourth Poet Laureate (2017 to 2020). He is co-manager of the Poetry New West reading series and has been a regular on the Vancouver reading circuit for over ten years. He has been published in North America and Europe in numerous print and online journals. Publishing highlights in Canada include having poetry included in Event, CV2, Canadian Literature, Vancouver Review, Antigonish Review, Sub-Terrain, Poetry is Dead, Quills and Cascadia Review. His latest collection of poetry, In the Blood, an in-depth study of mental health, illness and family dynamics, will be published by Caitlin Press in February 2022. Alan immigrated to New Westminster from the UK after meeting, and being sponsored by, his Vietnamese-Canadian wife while working in Botswana.