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ORAL/TRANS/MISSIONS | A performance retrospective by Clifton Joseph — May 06, 2022 (Events)

Montreal, QC - Hotel 10, Salle Godin

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.

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Atwater Poetry Project Online: Tolu Oloruntoba & Jason ‘Blackbird’ Selman — Feb 22, 2022 (Events)

Virtual Participation - RSVP Link Below

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…

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Starting out from Véhicule Art (Post)

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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 […]

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Poetry by Memory: A Recording Booth, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 7-8, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Hall

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.

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SpokenWeb Listening Practice, Co-Presented with the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival — May 07, 2022 (Events)

Montreal - Hotel 10, Terrasse

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.

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CFP – The Sound of Literature in Time: A Graduate Student Conference (Post)

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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.

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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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