Thurs, Nov 23rd, 8pm – 9pm | 42 Adelaide (upper) studio, gallery, & event space | 42 Adelaide St N (upper unit), London
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Penn Kemp is the League of Canadian Poets’ Spoken Word Artist, was London’s inaugural Poet Laureate, and has been the Writer-in-Residence at Western, where her project was the DVD Luminous Entrance: a Sound Opera for Climate Change Action (Pendas Productions). Her recent works include a celebration of Eldon House’s Teresa Harris, the poetry collection Barbaric Cultural Practice, and two anthologies edited for the League’s Feminist Caucus Living Archives series—the latest being Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets. Her forthcoming poetry book, Local Heroes, will be published by Insomniac Press in 2018. Follow Penn Kemp on Twitter and on Facebook.
Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets is an anthology of six essays by prominent Canadian women playwrights and performance poets. The contributors explore dramatic personal experiences of their work in performance. The anthology expands the possibilities of performing to include ritual and visual references as well as the resonance of sound. Essays include Cornelia Hoogland’s “Red Dresses Hang from the Trees and Towers,” Penn Kemp’s “Sounding the depth, the surface resounding,” and Sheri-D Wilson’s “Spoken Word Poetry as Political Act.”
Marta Croll-Baehre, a Newfoundland-born poet, is completing her Honours Specialization in English at the University of Western Ontario. Her poetic affiliations include the late April Rabbit Poetry Reading, the Tangle Collaborative Arts Event, and Poetry London. Her latest work, titled Limit Al Lives and co-written with Emma Croll-Baehre, probes the relationship between liminal bodies and topographical, ideological, and cultural borderlands.