Alexander Forbes teaches at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. His poems have appeared in journals throughout Canada from British Columbia to Quebec, as well as across the U.S. from California to New York. He has given many readings in both countries, including the Vancouver International Writers' Festival, the Shuswap Lake International Writers' Festival, and the Red Sky poetry series in Seattle.
One of many joint exhibitions with the painter Tricia Sellmer resulted in the book Rumours of Bees (Red Heifer Press), which was followed by the gallery exhibition catalogues Double Exposure, boppin' with Mr. Mynah, Natural Correspondences, and Sun Records and Texaco Stadiums. A collaboration with Capitol Records gold album recipient Henry Small resulted in The Bill Miner Roadshow, and as second album with them, again featuring Alexander Forbes' poems and Henry Small's music, is forthcoming from Small world.