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Book Launch: Virginia Woolf and Poetry by Emily Kopley — Dec 07, 2021 (Events)

Montreal - Concordia University - Webster Library (LB 322) and Zoom (registration link below)

Virginia Woolf and Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2021) is Emily Kopley’s first book. It argues that Woolf’s career was shaped by her impression of the conflict between poetry and the novel, a conflict she often figured as one between masculine and feminine, old and new, bound and free.

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Book Launch: Jason Camlot, Vlarf and John Emil Vincent, Bitter in the Belly — Dec 03, 2021 (Events)

Montreal - Argo Bookshop, 1841-A Rue St. Catherine Ouest

Join us IN PERSON for the official McGill-Queen’s University Press launch reading of two new poetry books, Jason Camlot’s Vlarf and John Emil Vincent’s Bitter in the Belly. Each book creates its own gleefully strange and sadly hilarious world from a wide gamut of emotions and texts. It will be a poetry event of the fun variety. The reading can host up to 40 attendees in the brand new Argo Bookshop space; vaccination status will be checked at the door and masks will be required throughout the event.

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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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VIRTUAL LISTENING PRACTICE GUIDED BY Emma Telaro — Mar 17, 2021 (Events)

Virtual Participation - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/9445298041

In this session, we will listen and read together, to reflect on the transformative potential of the letters. As we engage them in dialogic exchange, we will consider their aesthetic and political aims, their affective prowess, and their radical status as poetry.

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Sound Walks, Sound Talks: An Interview with Andre Furlani (Post)

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Back in the summer of 2020, still in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and its wide-ranging social restrictions, MA student Andrew Roberge initiated an interview with Listening, Sound, Agency symposium participant, Andre Furlani, whose recent research explores the poetics and politics of ambulation, or, walking. In this interview, learn more about Furlani’s research into the relationship between walking and sound, and about his interest in particular kinds of soundwalks.  The topic seems especially poignant now, so many months into the pandemic, when walking, and simply being outside and listening, have become cherished activities for much needed sensuous experience, and for our sense of connection to our environments, and to others (even if, at a distance).

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Black Writers Out Loud Sunday — Nov 15, 2020 (Events)

Virtual Participation - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/3772249115

Sunday, November 15th, 2020, at 8PM the Words & Music Show comes to you from the Sala Rossa with a special online show featuring some of Montreal’s top poets and spoken word artists in performance.

The event will feature performances by:
Roen Higgins
Fabrice Koffy
Faith Paré
Jason (Blackbird) Selman

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VIRTUAL LISTENING PRACTICE GUIDED BY Klara du Plessis — Nov 18, 2020 (Events)

Virtual Participation - https://concordia-ca.zoom.us/j/9445298041

Adjusting the Book Launch to COVID19 In September 2020, and with the restrictions COVID19 placed on book launches and book tours, Klara du Plessis organized a series of 6-person, outdoor, and distanced discussions to celebrate her second poetry collection, Hell Light Flesh. Each discussion centered around a series of similar passages from the new book, along […]

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