Exciting news! Recently I’ve been working with Amanda Boulos and Creatures Collective to set up an experimental poetry performance night, and our event has now been officially announced. Words in Commotion: A Night of Interactive Experimental Poetry will take place next Sunday, February 2 at 7:00pm at Creatures Creating Gallery (822 Dundas St. West, just West of Bathurst), and you’re all invited to come! Free admission. You can find more info on the event blog here or the facebook event page here.
The evening will feature performances by three of my favourite poets/performers/artists, Miles Forrester, Neal Armstrong, and Rasiqra Revulva – you can find more information about all three on the Words in Commotion event blog (the link’s above). This night won’t be anything like your average poetry reading: aside from writing which is wonderfully strange and formally radical in itself, you can also expect genre-busting performance set-ups and styles that promise to be engaging, if not much more. We’re also hoping to paper the walls with, well, paper, for attendees to contribute their own words and doodles to throughout the night.
I’ll be hosting (and probably throwing in a little bit of my own experimentation, too). There will also be a merch table featuring work from the performers, including my own O Our Ism poster/broadsheets, last year’s Desk Index zine and my new Room zine, which made it’s first, unannounced appearance at the gallery earlier this month. In any case, I hope to see you there!