About Couplets

Here’s the boring version:

Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of dialogue, collaborative writing, and collaborative performance. Tickets: $0.00.

And here’s the electric:

Two poets locked in mortal struggle and/or collegial mentorship. One established poet (the ‘anchor’) and one emerging poet (the ‘wildcard’). For an entire month, they’ve collaborated on this evening of alternating readings, response poems, renga, duets, live interview, writing exercises, shouting matches, elaborate period-costume satire, and general poetic tennis. For one night only, they present this collaboration to you. Live! In full colour and surround-sound! Admission is always free because your attendance is invaluable—but we will pass a hat for our poets so you can show that you value artistic labour in a cold, hard way.

Upcoming Episodes (2017):

#10: Catriona Wright & Erica McKeen (Thurs, June 29th, 6 – 7pm)
#11: John B Lee & Julie Berry (Thurs, July 27th, 6 – 7pm)
#12: David Stones & Ryan Gibbs (Thurs, Aug 24th, 6 – 7pm)
#13: Penn Kemp & Marta Croll-Baehre (Sept)
#14: Blair Trewartha & Leah Kuiack (Oct)


Couplets is organized by Andy Verboom and generously hosted by The ARTS Project, 211 King St. Be sure to check out Couplets Episodes, like Couplets on FB, follow Couplets on Twitter, or visit The ARTS Project’s Couplets page for details on the next episode.