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Sean Horlor (born January 11, 1981) is a Canadian poet, actor, columnist and blogger. He is the author of Made Beautiful by Use (2007), published by Signature Editions, and co-host/Associate Producer of Don't Quit Your Gay Job, an original Canadian comedy series premiering on OUTtv in 2009.

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Personal life

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Horlor grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.[1]

Writing

In 2003, Horlor collaborated with Vancouver poet Matt Rader and illustrator James Kingsley to publish Our Mission, Our Moment through Rader's publishing company, Mosquito Press. A hand-bound chapbook, Our Mission, Our Moment featured eight poetic transpositions of the speeches of George W. Bush.

His poem "In Praise of Beauty" won first place for poetry in This Magazine's 2006 Great Canadian Literary Hunt[2] and "St. Brendan and the Isle of Sheep" was a 2006 Editor's Choice in Arc Poetry Magazine's Poem of the Year contest.[3]

His first poetry collection, Made Beautiful by Use, was published by Winnipeg-based Signature Editions in 2007. Edited by poet John Barton, the collection was described as a "a striking and, yes, beautiful set of musings on belief, sex, and power."[4] It was longlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards.[5]

His work also appeared in the groundbreaking Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007), edited by poets Billeh Nickerson and John Barton.

Horlor is also a freelance writing consultant specializing in marketing communications, editorial services, and technical writing. He has previously worked as a speechwriter for Gordon Campbell, the Liberal premier of British Columbia.[6] He is currently writing Cocked & Loaded, a bi-weekly social column for Xtra! West and also runs Up Your Alley, Vancouver's first gay blog.[7]

Acting

Don't Quit Your Gay Job is a half-hour reality series that will air on OUTtv Sunday nights at 8 pm ET. Each episode features Horlor competing with friend Rob Easton to see who can be the most successful at stereotypical gay jobs.[8] The first season jobs include equestrian riders, strippers, drag queens, models, bus drivers and dominatrixes. The first episode premieres August 31, 2009 at 7:30 pm ET/PT.[9]

Bibliography

  • Our Mission, Our Moment (Mosquito Press, 2003)[10]
  • Made Beautiful by Use (Signature Editions, 2007)[11]

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