Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, and the author of 18 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. His most recent books are the short fiction collection, I, Dr Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457 (Anvil), the poetry collection, Moon Baboon Canoe, the visual poetry collection, The Wild and Unfathomable Always and Sonosyntactics: Selected and New Poetry of Paul Dutton, from Laurier University Press. Yiddish for Pirates, a novel, is forthcoming in 2016 from Random House. Barwin was the 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University and teaches creative writing at King’s University College. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at garybarwin.com
Friday, August 21, 2015
Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus and the Don Metz Experience. Among his recent books of poetry are Piglittuce (Propolis Press - 2013), Learning Poem About Learning About Being A Poet (Press Board Press - 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox - 2011). His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Open Letter, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Tinfish, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, House Organ, Ferrum Wheel, End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, fhole, Public Illumination, Eccolinguistics, Western Humanities Review, Big Bridge, Mimeo Mimeo, Nerve Lantern, Vanitas, Talisman, Yellow Field, Steel Bellows, Staging Ground, and Poetry. Recent visual opems (yes, opems) located in: www.wordforword.info
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
a rawlings is a writer and interdisciplinary artist specializing in acoustic ecology, vocal improvisation, and ecopoetics. She has collaborated with numerous international artists and organizations, including Maja Jantar, the Logos Foundation, and Valgeir Sigurðsson. rawlings' poetry publications include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) and Gibber (a digital publication, 2012). Her libretti include Bodiless (for composer Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. rawlings holds a BA in Creative Writing from York University, where she received the bpNichol Award for Distinction in Writing. She also holds an MS in Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Management from the University of Iceland. She resides in Reykjavík.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Rob Flint is an artist whose work uses the idea of the voice, in spoken and written form, with sound and text. He was educated at Sussex University, Royal College of Art, and University of the Arts, London. In the ‘90s he played tiny European venues with little-known electronica quartet ‘Ticklish’. Since 2006, with Christine Sullivan, he created a series of works exploring description and narration, including 'The Bill Burroughs Memorial Choir', and 'Conversation Piece' in 'Hlysnan' at Casino Luxembourg in Luxembourg. Recently his speech/audio work ‘Flock Mnemonics’ was commissioned for the Sound Wall in The Collection in Lincoln, UK. He regularly attends the Writers Forum Workshop at Goldsmiths College in London.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Sheila E. Murphy has been published widely in the United States, Australia, England, and other countries. She received the Gertrude Stein Award from Green Integer Press for Letters to Unfinished J. (2003). Her most recent published books are visual poetry collaborations: Yes It Is (with John M. Bennett; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2014) and 2 Juries + 2 Storeys = 4 Stories Toujours (with K.S. Ernst; Xerolage 55 from Xexoxial Editions). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Murphy