Kevan Lyons is better known as "the poet of Churchill Square"; the 62-year-old is a regular fixture in the downtown Edmonton public space where he finds his inspiration.
Kevan's self-published book of poetry and stories, The Poet of Churchill Square, is inspired by his time living on the streets. In his poems, Lyons finds hope. He writes about what he sees in the square and the dozens of people he met while living without a home. He built on the small bursts of raw emotion he would see every day until he’d amassed a collection of dozens of poems. The themes vary wildly, from the light and funny Love and Chocolate, which Kevan wrote for a special Valentine’s Day reading at a local school, to the more serious, sometimes dark poems, about addiction and recovery, loss and loneliness.