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Monday, March 14, 2011

VERSeFest revisited

here are a but a few of the moments that resonated.
take a look at the videos over at versefest.ca.

Brad Morden’s smile, the Underachievers, the Daydreamers
David O’Meara’s laugh
Dave Currie’s beautiful singing voice
Ian Keteku’s fast talking and brilliant performance
Brad & Ian's musical and spoken word collaboration
David McGimpsey’s A&W Mama Burger with artichokes
Brandon Wint’s and the lights are on all night again
Sandy Ridley & Christine McNair co-read of uninflected particles
Christine’s rock star orchid poem
Fay Estrella’s corset and red hat, her warm and welcome introduction
Luna Allison’s French lessons
Alison Armstrong’s All Woman No Question
Beth Anne Fischer’s in between
Beth Anne’s tassles
the dog choking on a condom & crawling off to die
Mark Schaan’s off stage winter burlesque
John Akpata’s sexy voice
jwcurry’s everything
Alistair Larwill’s roar
Ben Ladouceur’s everything
Mehdi Hamdad’s bilingual hijinx
Shane Nielson – I think I’m falling apart
Barry Dempster – poetry walks where students lick potentially dangerous plants
Monty Reid the garden, the fragments & the poets who aren’t there
Marcus McCann’s attribution, permission and plunderverse
Sean O’Gorman’s explanations of how slam works
Mack Cannon’s acrostic poem
Craig Poile’s and Apollo the Child’s Greek myth references
Megan Jerome’s 20s Girl
Mike Dubue’s zany lyrics
Vera’s pinch of tobacco to calm the nerves and her hook
The poet laureate of the moon
Kevin Matthew’s fibonnaci numbers & wondrous wordplay
Rusty Priskie’s amusing poem about being older than his fellow spoken word artists
Sergio Guerra aka Hyfidelik, the Gypsy Sun
the guitarist’s passionate cry for human rights (if you know his name, let me know)
Karen James’ powerful account of the Sheperds of No Hope
Jessica Ruano’s dress on the final night of the fest
the voices, the voices, the voices

2 comments:

Kevin Matthews said...

guitarist is Balam (sp?) Santos

Kevin Matthews said...

and your tongues of eight planets!