The Atwater Poetry Project, in partnership with the Blue Metropolis Festival and SpokenWeb, are pleased to welcome dub poetry legend CLIFTON JOSEPH for a special spoken word presentation, our first live event since March 2020.
A founder of the Canadian tradition of dub poetry, a political performance poetry genre of Caribbean roots, and 1/3 of the influential group DE DUB POETS with Lillian Allen and Devon Haughton, Joseph will perform work from throughout his forty-year career before joining APP curator Faith Paré in conversation.
Performances | Atwater Poetry Project, Blue Metropolis, CLIFTON JOSEPH, dub poetry, Faith Paré, Montreal, performance, poetry, SpokenWeb
SpokenWeb, a research program that preserves literary sound recordings, will run a booth on site where festival attendees will be invited to recite lines from a poem they know by heart into a microphone for preservation on a reel to reel tape.
Collaborations, Performances | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Memory, Montreal, poetry, Recitation, Recording, SpokenWeb
This free in-person event will be hosted by Katherine McLeod featuring readings by and discussion with SpokenWeb team members Klara du Plessis, Faith Paré, and Carlos A. Pittella.
Collaborations, Performances | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Discussion, Montreal, Poetry Reading, SpokenWeb
Working with SpokenWeb’s digital archives of historical literary sound recordings, this session will introduce ideas and methods of listening to sound archives, and will lead participants in listening to and discussion of a selection of clips of recordings that document Montreal poetry readings from the 1960s to the present.
Collaborations, Listening Practice | Blue Metropolis, Concordia University, Listening, Listening Practice, Montreal, SpokenWeb
In this listening practice, guide-hosts Jason Camlot and Katherine McLeod take up the call of SpokenWeb organizational partner Blue Metropolis to conduct an event that explores the theme of hope in relation to the archival pursuits of our research network. To this end, we invite past guides of SpokenWeb listening practices, and all members of the SpokenWeb network, to select a short (30 second max) sound clip from their archival or other research interests that sounds an idea or feeling of hope, for us to listen to and discuss together.
Listening Practice | Blue Metropolis, Jason Camlot, Katherine McLeod, Listening, poetry, SpokenWeb