5 New Poems in BOOK XI

A whole five of our poems appear in issue XI of Book XI, a “Journal of Literary Philosophy” housed at The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center at Hamilton College. It feels extra lucky that these poems, from our forthcoming debut collaborative collection ZZOO with Palimpsest Press, are in the “Superstitions” issue. Enjoy poems such as:

1. “No Performances Today,” which is about a real-life cemetery for circus performers;

2. “Skybird,” in which two people who almost never go on planes write about the phenomenology of air travel;

3. “Sugarwhip,” a strange little diptych we struggle to describe, but it’s kind of about evolution;

4. “Subsidized Housing for Small Birds,” one of my personal favourite poems (and titles) from our book, which we wrote after perusing a handbook on bird-watching; and,

5. “Arbeitslied” (“work song”).

The issue is available to read in full for free online.

MA|DE collaboration with Christopher Bissonnette (12K/Kranky/Dronarivm recording artist) debuting at THE EX-PURITAN Issue 60 Launch (in Toronto & via Facebook Live) — Feb 24, 6pm!

? Save the date! This coming Friday February 24th from 6-8pm THE EX-PURITAN is launching their hybrid/experimental section (which appear in Issue 60: Winter 2023) and we are thrilled to be a part of both the inaugural iteration of this section and its launch!

We’re happy to be debuting a video/sound/text collaboration with 12K / Kranky / Dronarivm recording artist, Christopher Bissonnette!

Featured multimedia performers include:
MA|DE (in collaboration with Christopher Bissonnette)
Gary Barwin
Khashayar Mohammadi
Lina Ramona Vitkauskas

Hosted by the hybrid section’s talented editors:
Rasiqra Revulva & William Dao

You can attend either in person (masked at The Cat’s Eye at 150 Charles St W, Toronto) or virtually via Facebook Live (livestreamed).

Visit the event page for full details