Sean Horlor (born January 11, 1981) is a Canadian poet, actor, television producer, columnist and blogger.
Horlor resides in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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 television series that premiered on OUTtv in 2009. He is co-founder and co-owner with Steve Adams of Steamy Window Productions based in Vancouver.
Don't Quit Your Gay Job is a half-hour reality series broadcast on OUTtv in Canada  and Europe. Each episode features Sean Horlor competing with friend Rob Easton to see who can be the most successful at stereotypical gay jobs. The first season of the show (2009) had 6 episodes about jobs as bus driver, stripper, equestrian, dominatrix, modelling, and drag. The 2nd season featured curling, hockey, policing, and extreme wrestling.
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.
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. He is currently writing Cocked & Loaded, a bi-weekly social column for Xtra! West and also runs Up Your Alley.
Steamy Window ProductionsEdit
Steamy Window Productions is a production house established by Sean Horlor in partnership with Steve Adams in Vancouver, for producing various projects including films, music videos, shows and advertisements.
His earliest book was a hand-bound chapbook, Our Mission, Our Moment, which featured 8 poetic transpositions of the speeches of George W. Bush.
His collection Made Beautiful by Use has been described as "a striking and, yes, beautiful set of musings on belief, sex, and power."
His poem "In Praise of Beauty" won 1st place for poetry in This Magazine's 2006 Great Canadian Literary Hunt and "St. Brendan and the Isle of Sheep" was a 2006 Editor's Choice in Arc Poetry Magazine's Poem of the Year contest.
In popular cultureEdit
He partnered with Steve Adams in an episode of Hot Pink Shorts: The Making Of in which Horlor and Adams would co-direct a short film within one day. In the one-hour show, they get advice of how to proceed with the short. The result was the 7-minute short Just the Tip The cast included Morgan David Jones playing Jayson, Kerrie Gee as Kate and Dan Dumsha as Throb. The film was co-produced by Horlor and Adams and released on Steamy Window Productions.
- Our Mission, Our Moment . Courtenay, BC: Mosquito Press, 2003.
- Made Beautiful by Use. Winnipeg, MB: Signature Editions, 2007.
- Seminal: The anthology of Canada's gay male poets (edited by John Barton & Billeh Nicholson). Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007.
- Best Gay Poetry, 2008 (edited by Lawrence Schimel). New York : A Midsummer Night's Press / Maple Shade, NJ: Lethe Press, 2008.
See also Edit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Sean Horlor, Signature Eitions. Web, Oct. 9, 2015.
- ↑ OUTtv
- ↑ OUTtv Netherlands
- ↑ IMDb: The Internet Movie Database
- ↑ Don't Quit Your Gay Job Facebook fanpage
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Uptown Magazine Online - Winnipeg's Online Source for Arts, Entertainment & News
- ↑ The ReLit Awards
- ↑ It's all in the arms
- ↑ Steam Window Productions official website
- ↑ "The Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2006". Fiction & Poetry. This Magazine. http://www.thismagazine.ca/fictionandpoetry/.
- ↑ "Arc 57: Table of Contents". Arc Poetry Magazine. Winter 2006. http://www.arcpoetry.ca/mag/issue-table-of-contents/arc_57_table_of_contents.php.
- ↑ "Queer of the Year". 2010. http://www.queeroftheyearcontest.com.
- ↑ "Montreal declares 'Queer of the Year' after week of fierce competition". Miami Herald. August 17, 2010. http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2010/08/video-montreal-declares-queer-of-the-year-after-week-of-fierce-competition.html.
- ↑ Official website of short film Just the Tip co-directed by Sean Harlor and Steve Adams
- ↑ Small & Fine-Press Handmade Book Exhibit, GreenBoatHouse.com. Web, Oct. 9, 2015.
- ↑ ti:Seminal: The anthology of Canada's gay male poets, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Oct. 9, 2015.
- ↑ Search results = au:Sean Horlor, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Oct. 9, 2015.
- Audio / video
- Sean Horlor at Amazon.com
- Sean Horlor at Signature Editions
- Sean Horlor Official website
- Sean Horlor at the Internet Movie Database
- review of Made Beautiful by Use at Bewildering Stories
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