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“Dubbing It Into the Earth”: A Conversation with Kaie Kellough (Post)

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Calling Kaie Kellough an ancestral voice is maybe presumptive or even paradoxical, considering the bold aesthetic leaps in his work, and his widening reputation as a necessary innovative voice among a rising generation of writers in Canada. Whether it be in the circuitry between voice, image, and jazz of his collaborative “UBGNLSWRE” with musician and composer Jason Sharp and Kevin Yuen Kit Lo, or in the lyrical torrent of his Magnetic Equator, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize (McClelland & Stewart, 2019), Kaie’s poiesis is undeniably futurist. It’s from the futurism of his writing, however, that the ancestral surfaces. He is attuned to the frequencies of many Black histories unfolding all at once. The ‘past’ still reverberates with the same intensity. By weaving memoryscapes across continents in Magnetic Equator and the fiction collection Dominoes at the Crossroads (Véhicule, 2020), Kaie’s work splashes in history’s restlessness. History never knocks politely. It seeps in through the floorboards. Kaie is unafraid to go down with its tide.

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The Words and Music Show — May 04, 2019 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival - Hôtel 10, Salle Godin

Part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival Cost: $7 This event is hosted by writer, performer and SpokenWeb community partner Ian Ferrier. It is Montreal’s longest-running literary variety show and this edition will feature Melanie Mununggurr-Williams, Liz Howard, Kaie Kellough and Julie Bruck. For tickets and more information, click here.

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Sounding the City – A reading by and conversation with Kaie Kellough — Apr 12, 2019 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Concordia University - Hall Building (H561)

SpokenWeb & Writers Read present novelist, poet, and sound performer Kaie Kellough. Kellough will read selections from his new book of poetry Magnetic North (Penguin, 2019), Accordéon (ARP Books, 2016) and forthcoming fiction. The event will be hosted by Dr. Katherine McLeod. Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, and sound performer. He is the author […]

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