Stephen Collis is a literature professor at Simon Fraser University and a published poet. Stephen Collis's many books of poetry include The Commons(Talon Books 2008; second edition 2014), On the Material (Talon Books 2010-awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), and To the Barricades (Talon Books 2013). He has also written two books of criticism and a novel, The Red Album(BookThug 2013). His collection of essays on the Occupay movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (Talon Books 2012), is a philosophical meditation on activist tactics, social movements, and change. In September 2013 Coach House Books published DECOMP, a collaborative photo-essay and long poem written with former SFU student Jordan Scott.