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
The Atwater Poetry Project is overjoyed to feature two poets thinking through ancestry, time and migration, and masculinity, from the West Coast to the St. Lawrence: TOLU OLORUNTOBA (Each One a Furnace, Penguin Random House, 2022), winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Award for English Language Poetry, and JASON ‘BLACKBIRD’ SELMAN…
Performances | Atwater Library, Atwater Poetry Project, Montreal, Reading
How to introduce an introduction. How to warm the stage for the dates, facts, and anecdotes that are already presented in Stephen Morrissey’s reminiscences about Véhicule Art Inc. as an experimental forum for the performance of new poetry, in the 1970s, in Montreal. The Véhicule Poets—again, see post below for the who’s who—have maintained a […]
Article, SPOKENWEBLOG | canadian literature, Montreal, oral literary history, poetry, Poetry Reading, SGWU, Sir George Williams Poetry Reading Series, SPOKENWEBLOG, Stephen Morrissey, Véhicule Art, Véhicule Poets, Véhicule Press
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
The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca) will host an in-person and virtual graduate student symposium (academic conference) to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, 16-17 May 2022, on the theme of “The Sound of Literature in Time.”
Conferences, Symposia | Call for Papers, Concordia University, literature, Montreal, Sound, SpokenWeb, SpokenWeb Symposium 2022, Time
The SpokenWeb Research Network (www.spokenweb.ca) will host an in-person and virtual graduate student symposium (academic conference) to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, 16-17 May 2022, on the theme of “The Sound of Literature in Time.” Proposals are due by 1 March 2022.
Opportunities | Call for proposals, Concordia University, Montreal, SpokenWeb Symposium, The Sound of Literature in Time
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.
Launch | book launch, Concordia University, Emily Kopley, Montreal, poetry, Virginia Woolf
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.
Launch | Argo Bookshop, book launch, Jason Camlot, John Emil Vincent, Montreal, poetry, Reading