Saturday, May 14, 2005

Hogtown to Hogtown

Today, from a lake-side city with the tallest occupied floor of any building in the world, to a lake-side city with the tallest freestanding structure in the world. Passing other lakes and other cities on the way, I am the tallest spoken word performer currently driving a VW Golf around North America in the world.

I'm going to be in Toronto until Tuesday, but most importantly, I will be performing on Sunday along with some great artists and friends of mine. Transcontinental Flux is on its last legs, but is about to have a burst of haiku-sized energy as Sherwin Tjia joins me for the remaining shows in Ontario and Quebec. Come see what audiences in New York, L.A., Vancouver, Winnipeg, Chicago, and Vegreville have been raving about, as they say in ads. Sherwin will read from The World is a Heartbreaker, his new book of brilliant haiku kicks in the head from Coach House Press, and he may show us some comics. Performance artist Diane Borsato promises she will make mint exciting again. Bowling nut / forthcoming conundrum press author Nathaniel Moore will read, and singer-musician Ryan Kamstra will perform.

Sunday, 15 May, 8.00 pm
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W.

Also, listen in to CIUT 89.5FM on Sunday at 2 pm: it's "Howl," a show about poetry performance, and Sherwin and I will be on it doing our thing and talking about our show.

What's left to conquer after this?

Tuesday, 17 May, 7.30 pm: The Sleepless Goat, 91 Princess St., Kingston, with Sherwin Tjia and special guest Carolyn Smart.

Wednesday, 18 May, 7.30 pm: The Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward St., Ottawa, with Sherwin and Stephen Cain. Hosted by rob mclennan, with a performance by Max Middle.

Thursday, 19 May, 7:30 pm: The final show of Transcontinental Flux! Pharmacie Esperanza, 5490 Saint-Laurent, Montreal, with Sherwin, Shannon Bramer, Stephen Cain, and music by Amber Goodwyn and Martin Horn.

The last week has been good to me. The people of the prairies are stout-hearted, handsome, and remarkably civilized. More on this soon.


Blogger wesdoe... said...

hey frost, that unfinished chapbook i gave you is now complete with 100 pages of poems, letters, artwork, and photo's courtacy of internationally recognized Joel Ross Photography.
wanna write a review of it? i once heard a quote, if you need to get something done, ask someone who is too busy, because the logic of it is that he is so organized and efficiant that he can make room for one more thing. my lawyer told me that one. what do you say, wanna give it a whirle?

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