Saturday, 21 September 2019

Reading at the Art Bar Poetry Series this Tuesday

I'm doing a reading at The Art Bar Poetry Series this Tuesday at 8pm. I hope this poster captures the right vibe. I'm never sure.





Monday, 29 July 2019

"Motel" supplies epigraph for new Dimaline novel

I am honoured that an excerpt of my poem "Motel" from my recent book Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy supplies the epigraph to Cherie Dimaline's new novel Empire of Wild (September, 2019).

I will be joining Cherie in Toronto this September, along with Canisia Lubrin and Catherine Hernandez, to help launch Empire of Wild at the Lula Lounge. I will be reading my poem, while Canisia will join Cherie on stage for a conversation about her new book, and Catherine will perform burlesque. Details below.

JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF THIS SPECTACULAR NEW NOVEL! 

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
TORONTO, ON
Lula Lounge
Doors at 6pm, event at 7pm
1585 Dundas Street West
With guests Canisia Lubrin and Paul Vermeersch. 
Special burlesque performance by Catherine Hernandez.



Friday, 19 July 2019

HAPPY MUTATIONS, the debut album by LASERGNU, is now available

Two years ago I was talking to A. G. Pasquella about his band Miracle Beard. I love their music, so I asked A. G. how they worked together. He told me, but I wanted to see for myself. "Show me," I said. 
In September, 2017, he showed me. We met at his house and talked about music and we collaborated on our first song. I had just created the LASERGNU logo for my book Self-Defence for the Brave and Happy, so I suggested we form our own band and call it LASERGNU.
We did. 
Today, nearly two years later, we are releasing our first album HAPPY MUTATIONS. Collaborating with A. G. on this project has been a joy. I think it's a fun record, and I'm excited about making more music with LASERGNU in the future. If you like spacey, oddball electronica, then I think you'll like this. Click on the image below to visit our website and get the album. There are a limited number of free downloads available. 
And thanks to A.G. for showing me the way.




Monday, 1 July 2019

LASERGNU releases two new singles for Canada Day

It is Canada Day! As a gift to the nation, today LASERGNU are releasing two new singles. You can chill out to the smooth sounds of "Happy Mutations (Life Pt. 1)" and then get funky with "Live at the Cerebral Interface"! The first 200 downloads are PWYC! Visit https://www.lasergnu.com to listen and download. A full album is coming this summer.







Monday, 24 June 2019

Introducing LaserGnu, and our new single "Mission Theme"!



June 24, 2019: I've been collaborating with Toronto-based novelist A. G. Pasquella for the last few years on a music project. We call our band LaserGnu, and we've just released our debut single "Mission Theme."

Our mission is to make the most interesting music we can using platforms, software, and techniques available to pretty much everyone.

You can click on the link below to check out "Mission Theme" on our BandCamp page, and stay tuned for our first album Happy Mutations coming out later this summer.












Thursday, 30 May 2019

LAUNCH: a new issue of the Humber Literary Review launches on June 10

The launch of the latest issue of the Humber Literary Review is coming up on June 10. I'll be there reading with some of the other contributors. The new issue features art by Kent Monkman. Should be a fabulous night.



When: June 10, 7-10pm
Where: The Piston, Toronto.
See you there!


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Common Reading Series at Campbell House, Toronto, March 25th, 2019



There aren't many video recordings of me reading, but here is one. The evening was hosted and curated by Daniel Renton and the videography was done by Alexandra Prochshenko.