Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Reading at Kingston Writersfest on September 30, 2023

I'll be reading at Kingston Writersfest on September 30, 2023. Here are the details:  

Kingston Writersfest: late nights with kwf: hives of activity
Jason Heroux, Stuart Ross, Paul Vermeersch Reading and Conversation
Curate.Social | 9:00 – 10:00 pm

Enjoy a nightcap and savour our Strange Salon - a selection of weird and wonderful readings from a singular group of Canadian authors who are not afraid to push the literary envelope to tickle your aural fancies. Get ready for alternate futures, the dawn of civilisations, all-knowing potatoes, loss, grief, and centipedes.

Including special readings from a Poetry In Voice performer.

Details here

Thursday, 10 August 2023

Reading in Picton, Ontario, on August 17

Next week I'll be reading in Picton with Armand Garnet Ruffo and Catherine Graham at Lily's Cafe (next to Books and Company). The event will be hosted by Leigh Nash, and there will be an open mic. Come on out if you're in the neighbourhood! 


Sunday, 28 May 2023

Reading in Chicago at Bookends & Beginnings (Evanston), June 24th

Chicago-area friends, I'll be in your neck of the woods June 24th, and I'll be reading at the fabulous Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston. This is THE store leading a class-action lawsuit against Amazon on behalf of independent booksellers everywhere, so I'm proud to read in their space. 

I will be joined by RHINO editors Meghan Malachi and Elizabeth O'Connell-Thompson. 

Meghan Malachi is a Black Puerto Rican poet from the South Bronx, first-place winner of the Spoon River Poetry Review 2022 Editor's Prize Contest and a 2022 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her work is published or forthcoming in Milly Magazine, Rabid Oak, NECTAR Poetry, Pages Penned in Pandemic, giallo lit, and Writers With Attitude. Her first chapbook, The Autodidact, was published by Ethel Zine and Micro Press. 

Elizabeth O’Connell-Thompson is the author of the chapbook Honorable Mention (dancing girl press, 2017), and holds an MA in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin. Her work has been published in Banshee, Entropy, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. She cohosts the RHINO Reads series with Naoko Fujimoto.

I hope to see you there!

Monday, 1 May 2023

The new Animal Issue of CV2 Magazine

Today is the official launch day for CV2 Magazine's all new Animal Issue. They asked contributors to the issue to make videos to celebrate the launch, so here's the video I made. 

You can buy the issue here

Saturday, 8 April 2023

Eat the rich!

I have updated my old no-frills poster with Pierre Gaspard Chaumette's infamous invocation of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

New wererabbit album: Sound Emanating from a Glowing Cube

Hi friends! 

More sounds from an alternate timeline: this album is the story of three unexplained objects — a glowing cube; a cold, dark sphere; and a floating pyramid — my homage to the monolith in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

I hope you enjoy Sounds Emanating from a Glowing Cube!

Thursday, 2 February 2023

"Becoming Beautiful" on Ms Lyric's Poetry Outlaws

On today's episode of her podcast Ms Lyric's Poetry Outlaws, Catherine Owen talks about The Resistance to Poetry by James Longenbach, and she reads my poem "Becoming Beautiful" from my book Shared Universe. 

Click here to have a listen!

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Murmurations, pixelations, static and Brownian motion...

Visually, I'm exploring the "randomness" of digital display errors/static and how they mirror the "randomness" of natural patterns somewhere between chaos and synchrony: starling murmurations, Brownian motion, etc. 

Further exploration: Can murmurations be "read" as a form of asemic writing? 

Can pixelations or static?

"Triptych: Pixelated Murmurations"

"Pixelated Murmuration #1" 11" x 15", ink and graphite on watercolour paper, 2023.

"Pixelated Murmuration #2" 11" x 15", ink and graphite on watercolour paper, 2023.

"Pixelated Murmuration #3" 11" x 15", ink and graphite on watercolour paper, 2023.

"Murmuration Error" Series: Errors of the Natural World 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas, 2023. $400

Saturday, 14 January 2023

New wererabbit album VIR

January 14, 2023: 
I've been feeling under the weather, so I stayed home sick from work and finished this album. More than ever, I have tried to adhere to Eno's statement (from the liner notes to Ambient 1: Music for Airports) that "Ambient Music... must be as ignorable as it is interesting." I'm not sure that's always possible, but it's useful to have something to aspire to. 

So here it is: VIR. I think this is a good album to listen to while you are doing other things. You can listen to this album while you're reading, or cooking, or doing laundry. You can also listen to this album when you're not doing anything, or when you're taking a nap, or even when you're staying home sick from work (though I certainly don't make any claims that there are any specific health benefits associated with listening to this album). 

And remember: don't go to work when you're sick.