March 21st: TOpoet.ca and Brenda Clews
Hot-Sauced Words POETRY is COMMUNITY is thrilled to feature TWO prominent Toronto poets this month:
It embraces the realm of the ‘superficial’ as a refusal of ‘substance,’ which is culturally inscribed in heteronormative terms.
It has hit stages from Sydney, Nova Scotia to San Francisco, California – in Toronto it has performed at Word on the Street, Pride, Queer West Fest & recently Capturing Fire 2016 in Washington DC.
TOpoet.ca blog is read around the world.
Brenda Clews is a multi-media poet, artist and videopoet whose approach broaches poetry, painting, theory, dance, recordings and video. Poem fragments are written into paintings. Or a painting evokes a poem that is later written into it.
She may dance a poem while wearing a mask which has emerged from a painting. She is a multi-media artist whose approach to a topic includes poetry, painting, theory, dance, recordings, and video. Her oeuvre focuses on multiple callings, the obsessive muse.
Brenda has had solo art shows at York University, Q Space and Urban Gallery and she has been in many group art shows.
She has been published in a number of literary journals over the years. She has a chapbook, ‘the luminist poems,’ (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013) and a book of poetry, ‘Tidal Fury,’ (Guernica Editions, 2016), and a forthcoming novella, ‘Fugue in Green’ (Quattro Books, Fall 2017).
Show starts at 7:30 with the OPEN MIC (Signup at 7:00)
Show concludes with the POETRY THEMED CHALLENGE
NEW DAY: THIRD TUESDAY of the MONTH
NEW LOCATION: SUPERMARKET Restaurant & Grill