? Save the date! This coming Saturday March 4th beginning at 7pmMA|DE members will be participating in a free-to-attend poetry reading celebrating the book launch of ryan fitzpatrick’s Sunny Ways (Invisible Publishing, 2023) — we’ll be doing both solo and collaborative sets, and word has it that Wallace will have advance copies of their debut solo collection, Love Is A Place But You Cannot Live There (which will officially launch in Windsor some time in April)
? Save the date! This coming Friday February 24th from 6-8pmTHE 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 with12K / Kranky / Dronarivm recording artist, Christopher Bissonnette!
We’re happy to announce that MA|DE’s debut poetry collection ZZOO has recently been acquired by Palimpsest Press — thanks so much to editor Jim Johnstone and publisher Aimée Parent Dunn for taking on this project, we can’t wait to bring this book into existence together!
Thanks also to the Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada for funding this project in 2021, it really helped us to focus and complete the manuscript in the past year — much appreciated
? 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!