💥 Some pics from our Saturday Aug 06 gig in Toronto — we did a collaborative reading at the FERTILE FEST‘s Blasted Tree Garden Party in a lovely open barn-garage space behind The Great Escape Book Store (957 Kingston Rd) on a very hot day — we read with Aaron Tucker and Kyle Flemmer, and it was so lovely to see a range of friends from the lit scene and play catch-up … thnx to everyone who came out!
💥 Some peeks at our ‘Triple Marrow’ exhibition for WRITING ELSEWAYS at The Plumb (1655 Dufferin St, Toronto), which opened Friday Aug 05; the cat-trapped-in-a-vase work is called ‘Growl’ and the hand-with-pearls work is called ‘Pneumette’
This project includes an interactive component which we describe as an object-and-language donation centre: members of the community are invited to bring interesting small objects to The Plumb throughout the duration of the exhibit and to jot a word or two on the wall … once the show closes, we’ll attempt to incorporate these ‘donations’ into future works!
💥 Save the date! We’re happy to be participating in WRITING ELSEWAYS in Toronto; our exhibit of text + collage-sculptures will be publicly launching on Fri Aug 05 from 5-7pm (our first in-person art event since the pandemic began) — at The Plumb (1655 Dufferin St, Toronto) … please join us!
“Less an exhibition than an extended experimental workshop, WRITING ELSEWAYS creates space for incomplete and in-process poetry by other means. Over a month of special programming, poet-artists Kevin Andrew Heslop, Jessica Bebenek, Rasiqra Revulva, MA|DE, Jo Ianni, Miles Forrester and the Toronto Experimental Translation Collective (TETC) will explore works and non-works that pull creative writing off the page, incorporating both expanded fields of sensory experience (visual, oral, tactile) and new conceptualizations of the poetic and the literary.”
💥 Save the date! We’re happy to be participating in the inaugural FERTILE FEST of New and Inventive Works in Poetry in Toronto, reading at an outdoor event on Sat Aug 06 beginning at 3pm (our first in-person reading since the pandemic began) …
BLASTED TREE GARDEN PARTY — Sat Aug 06, 3pm — at The Great Escape Book Store (957 Kingston Rd, Toronto) — featuring: Kyle Flemmer, Aaron Tucker w/ Leslie Joy Ahenda [launching The Republic of Home] and MA|DE
💥 Periodicities (a journal of poetry and poetics) bpNichol Chapbook Award shortlist Interview with MA|DE is now online, in anticipation of the Meet the Presses’ bpNichol Chapbook Award gala next week! This is a series of 4 interviews that the site recently conducted with all the shortlisted creators … we talk to editor Rob McLennan about how A Trip to the ZZOO started, whether there will be a full-length book, how MA|DE relates to our individual work & who influences us.