Tuesday, August 25, 2009

cheek in toronto

Aug.29 in Toronto:

A poetry/sound/multimedia performance--

*cris cheek *(London/US)
+ *Barnyard Drama *[Christine Duncan/Jean Martin] (Toronto)

8pm, at
Somewhere There
Live Creative Music in Toronto
340 Dufferin Street - one block South of Queen Street
** entrance from Melbourne Ave. **

$8 cover, or free admission if you purchase cris's new book *part: short
life housing *(specially priced for this event at $16!)

*ABOUT CRIS CHEEK: *cris cheek is a sound artist, poet, photographer,
mixed-media practitioner and interdisciplinary performer, whose works have
been commissioned and shown locally and trans-locally, in multiple versions
using diverse media for their production and circulation. Born in London in
1955, he lived and worked there until the early 1990s, a performance writer
very much a part of what was going on with poetry in that capital city. His
musical collaborations include Slant (a trio with Phillip Jeck and Sianed
Jones) and Garam Masala; he also collaborated in 1999-2007 with Kirsten
Lavers on the cross-disciplinary project Things Not Worth Keeping (
www.thingsnotworthkeeping.com) . He currently lives in the southwest Ohio
River Valley.

cris's most recent book is *part: short life housing *(Toronto: The Gig,
2009), a collection of six texts from the 1980s and 1990s, including
canning town chronicles, a scathing set of verbal accretions that emerged
from the wreckage of the Thatcher era; and f o g s a series of
typestracts quarried from verbal improvisations recorded during outdoor
walks in densely foggy weather.

For more info contact:

Nate Dorward
109 Hounslow Ave., North York, ON, M2N 2B1, Canada
nate.dorward@gmail.com - 416 221 6865

Sunday, August 23, 2009

translanations one

Great news: Bill Howe's book is out: http://www.blazevox.org/bk-bh2.htm

The site links to Amazon, which lists the book as ready to ship. Get on the boat, and take your lifejacket.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ride to Cinci on Thursday

Hey All,

If anyone is interested in a ride down to Cincinnati on Thursday for the reading at CCAC, I'm driving and will probably leave Oxford around 5:40ish. (I have't looked to see where in Cincinnati it is, but I'm guessing that's enough time.)

I have room for four others, so email or call if you'd like a ride.