Morris and Babineau on CKCU

Tonight at 6:30pm on Literary Landscapes: two poets livestreamed or on playback at CKCU 93.1fm.
Tracie Morris is my first guest this evening. She’s at AB Series,

Jan 15th
The Ottawa Art Gallery | La Galerie d’art d’Ottawa
2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2

Tracie presents her work extensively as a poet, performer and scholar around the globe and has presented, performed and researched in almost 30 countries and 37 US States. She has contributed to, and been written about in, several anthologies of literary criticism including I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing By Women, American Women Poets in the 21st Century  (2011, Les Figues Press). She also leads her own eponymous band and is lead singer for Elliott Sharp’s group, Terraplane. Tracie is the recipient of NYFA, Creative Capital and other grants, fellowships and awards for poetry and performance.
Eco-language Reader and An Exaltation of Forms. Her most recent poetry collection, Rhyme Scheme, (Zasterle Press, 2012) includes a sound poetry CD. She is also the author of Intermission (Soft Skull Press, 1998) Her next book, Eyes Wide Shut: A not-neo-benshi Read will be coming out in 2015 from Kore Press.
She’s talking about new book, Kubric and performance. In the second half of the show Kemeny Babineau talks about starting in small press and how he got to writing a chapbook about Paul Blackburn. He will be launching The Blackburn Files (2014), his second above/ground press chapbook o the 9th.
He’s Babineau edits an independent literary rag called The New Chief Tongue that appears courtesy of Laurel Reed Books. Babineau’s most recent work is After the 6ix O’Clock News published by BookThug. Kemeny Babineau has been doing Laurel Reed Books since the mid-90s. The bookseller, micro-presser, and poet is reading tomorrow as part of the next Factory Reading:

– Kemeny Babineau (Brantford)
Jason Christie (Ottawa)
+ Chris Johnson (Ottawa)
Friday, January 9, 2015;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

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