💥 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.
Thank-you to everyone who attended yesterday: we LOVED doing our ‘APPROACHES TO COLLABORATION’ Workshop for VERSeFest Ottawa — it was a great opportunity to look at what we do, how it overlaps and differs with other collaborative projects, and to put some terms to the various approaches one can take …
… many thanks to Monty Reid, Avonlea Fotheringham, Stephen Brockwell & Vivian Vavassis of VERSeFest for all the behind-the-scenes help; to Manahil Bandukwala and Tom Prime for making special appearances during our presentation and discussing their own experiences with collaborations; and to Lee Parpart, John Oughton, Renee Sgroi, Carol A Stephen & Veronique Boyer for the great questions during the Q & A period!
💥 We had a good time talking with Alan Neal and Sanchari Sur about our affective object (pictured below) for CBC’s ALL IN A DAY radio show in anticipation of Sanchari’s ‘Bodily Feelings: Writing Poetry Using Affective Objects’ workshop at VERSeFest on Sat Nov 13 …
— You can listen to the entire11m47s conversation here
Reminder: our VERSeFest workshop happens Sun Nov 14 at 2pm (register now!) and we’ll be talking about the vast & exciting array of approaches to collaboration!