On Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm come out for Poetry at the PO with featured poet Richard Dittami.
Retired from the Laborers International Union, Richard Dittami is a poet from Massachusetts who first came to Nova Scotia on a walkabout in 2003 and has been back every year since.
Richard writes constantly and has done so for many a year. He has read at various venues in both Massachusetts and Nova Scotia.
Churches dot the country side
Shouldering with Jesus fumes like stubbed out cigarettes.
Wrapping paper is torn and crumpled
Feasts split open like overripe fruit.
High tide of Xmas.
The collective psyche returns
like schooling fish to open water…
8:30 pm on Saturday, 10 September at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS (Parrsboro’s old Post Office)
LIMBS & THRESHOLDS, an immersive multimedia performance of poetic texts, involving layered voices and live vocal play, sampled sounds, effects pedals, a theremin, and textured projections of poems and images (created in collaboration with Jessie Altura). In a world where the political, linguistic and bodily border is a place of strife and violence, LIMBS & THRESHOLDS explores ways of rethinking the border by breaking down the boundaries between word and sound, sense and resonance, original and translation, image and reflection. Based on Avasilichioaei’s recent book Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), the performance presents a series of phonotopes, in-between places of sound and figure, orchestral and in flux, generative and inhabited.
Oana Avasilichioaei’s current interests include polylingualisms, intermediary spaces, and migrations between word, sound and image. She explores the transgressions and aural possibilities of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance, and sound work. She has published five poetry collections, including We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn 2012, winner of the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and most recently Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), a hybrid, multi-genre poetic work on notions of borders, as well as six translations of poetry and prose from French and Romanian. Her work has been made into a documentary on poets and orality, reinvented into video poems, and set to music for soprano and violin. She lives in Montreal (www.oanalab.com).
THRESHOLDS excerpt: https://vimeo.com/142337608
Interview about this work in The Puritan: http://puritan-magazine.com/limbinal-and-its-performances-an-interview-with-oana-avasilichioaei/
Doors open at 7:30 pm.
This event is PWYC / By Donation. Your generosity is appreciated.
This performance is made possible by the generosity of hosts and organizers such as The Inverness County Centre for the Arts and Main & Station Nonesuch as well as with the support of the Quebec Writers Federation and the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013 – 2018 Education, Immigration, Communities.
Joel & Tati are “artivists” (artist + activists) who believe that certain changes do not come from leaders, but surface from collaboration, dialogue and social exchange. For some years the duo have travelled with a project called Permact (www.facebook.com/Permact) offering workshops like this so as to give the opportunity for people to rethink about consumerism and waste.
In this workshop participants will use a variety of repurposed and recycled materials to make their own sketchbook or journal.
For more information & to register, visit the workshop page here, http://hmsnonesuch.com/workshops-seminars-conferences/learn/graphic-diary-workshop/ or send us an email, or stop in at Main & Station, 168 Main Street (Parrsboro’s old Post Office).