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Spring 2010 / 3.11

Poets Theatre

from Clockfire
from Radio/Texts
"grace or fervour": a conversation with a.rawlings
from Knot of Nots
EMERGENSEE: GET HEAD OUT OF ASS: 'Charactor' and Poetic Theatre
from FYEO
On the mountain our trespass snows
A Forgotten Thing (A Monologue)
The Theatre of Criticism: An Adaptation of Ramon Fernandez's Quixote Variations
COVER: Knot of Nots Performed April 10-13, 2008 at Tangente, Montreal Director Leslie Baker, writer Joseph Shragge Actor (cover) Ève Pressault Photographer: Bettina Hoffmann


Jonathan Ball is the author of Ex Machina (BookThug 2009) and the forthcoming Clockfire (Coach House 2010). He lives online at <www.jonathanball.com>.

Kathleen Brown’s short fiction and poetry has been published in CV2, dandelion, The Fiddlehead, QWERTY and the GULCH anthology (Tightrope Books). Her most recent play, “our mouths are filters,” received a workshop production in the NB Acts Theatre Festival in Fredericton. “Road Story,” a storytelling/performance collaboration, was presented in the 2009 Summerworks Performance Gallery. Kathleen is co-Artistic Director of the Toronto chapter of The Vagabond Trust. “On the mountain” is part of a multi-genre manuscript, “our mouths are filters: DOCUMENTING IN THE BRINK.”

Roger Farr is the author of SURPLUS; two new books, MEANS and IKMQ, are forthcoming. Recent creative and critical writing appears in Anarchist Studies, Canadian Literature, dandelion, Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada, The Poetic Front, Politics is Not a Banana, The Postanarchism Reader, PRECIPICe, Rad Dad, and Social Anarchism. In February 2010 he co-hosted (with Stephen Collis) the anti-Olympics web-radio project, Short Range Poetic Device. He teaches in the Creative Writing and Culture and Technology Programs and edits CUE Books at Capilano University.

Patrick Friesen, former Winnipegger, lives near Victoria, where he is working on a manuscript of poetry and two monologues. He also teaches the occasional course for the Writing Department at the University of Victoria. His most recent books were Interim: Essays & Mediations and Earth’s Crude Gravities.

Brook Houglum teaches at Capilano University and is currently researching North American poets theatre.

The Institute for Domestic Research is a shifting collective of writers, musicians, visual artists and composers. This IDR includes writers Catriona Strang and Christine Stewart and composer Jacqueline Leggatt. The Institute performed most recently at the In(ter)ventions Conference, Banff Center for the Arts (Feb. 2010) and the Belladonna “Advancing Feminist Poetics & Activism” Conference, New York (Sept. 2009). The IDR also performed for the KSW “Positions” Colloquium in Vancouver (August 2008), where it included Leggatt, Strang, and clarinetist François Houle.

Paolo Javier’s The Feeling Is Actual (creature press) and Megton Gasgan Krakooom (Cy Gist Press) are forthcoming in 2010. He has written a full-length play, Lunatic, and his theater and movietelling pieces have been performed at La Mama Experimental Theatre, Small Press Traffic, Performance Space 122, Galapagos Art Space, and Powerhouse Arena. He publishes a tiny press, 2nd Ave Poetry (2ndavepoetry.com), and lives with his partner, Serena, in New York.

Christin Leclerc lives in Vancouver. She is the author of Counterfeit, a book of poetry published by CUE. Her work has also appeared in the anthology Open Text (Vol II), The Apocalypse Anthology, dandelion, FRONT, Interim, memewar, and OCHO.

Alfred Noyes is the author of Compression Sonnets (BookThug 2007). He has translated Ramon Fernandez’s Quixote Variations (BookThug 2008) and published work in Front magazine and Dear Sir. Currently, he is editing Gloria Personne’s Autobiography (an excerpt of which appeared in a recent issue of memewar). He lives near Vancouver with his dog Lorca.

a.rawlings is a Canadian poet and interdisciplinary artist. Her first book, Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House 2006), received an Alcuin Award for Design and was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; the book is currently being translated into French. As the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, angela spends 2009 and 2010 in Belgium, Canada, and Iceland working on her next manuscripts, researching sound / text / movement with special emphasis on vocal and contact improvisation, and collaborating with local artists.

Adam Seelig is the author of Every Day in the Morning (slow) (New Star Books 2010) and Talking Masks (BookThug 2009). Seelig is a poet, playwright, stage director, and the founder of One Little Goat Theatre Company in Toronto, with which he has premiered works by Yehuda Amichai, Thomas Bernhard, Jon Fosse, and himself. His plays include All Is Almost Still (New York 2004), Antigone:Insurgency (Toronto 2007), and Talking Masks (Toronto 2009). <www.OneLittleGoat.org>.

Joseph Shragge has been working in theatre and publishing for the last six years in Montreal. Recent productions include Knot of Nots, conceived and directed by Leslie Baker and performed at Tangente, and The Works, performed at the Montreal Fringe Festival. His translation of Medea with Andreas Apergis will be performed at the Centaur Theatre Company in fall 2010. He is a cofounder and co-artistic director of Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre with Alison Darcy.

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