Couplets: a collaborative poetry reading series
Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of dialogue, collaborative writing, and collaborative performance.
Couplets is on a winter break but will return in March, 2018, for a full season of collaborations between London poets and Toronto poets, including E Martin Nolan, Jim Johnstone, Jess Taylor, Vincent Colistro, Stevie Howell, Aaron Kreuter, and more!
If you can’t wait for March, check out the first Couplets pop-up event–featuring Penn Kemp & Marta Croll-Baehre–at a special time and location: Thursday, November 23rd, 8pm to 9pm at 42 Adelaide St N (upper). Check out the Facebook event to stay in the loop for this episode.
For more info on this event, future events, and how to participate in Couplets, visit coupletsreadingseries.wordpress.com.
What is Couplets?
Two poets locked in mortal struggle and/or collegial mentorship. One established poet (the ‘anchor’) and one emerging poet (the ‘wildcard’). For an entire month, they’ve collaborated on this evening of alternating readings, response poems, renga, duets, live interview, writing exercises, shouting matches, elaborate period-costume satire, and general poetic tennis. For one night only, they present this collaboration to you. Live! In full colour and surround-sound! Admission is always free because your attendance is invaluable—but we will pass a hat for our poets so you can show that you value artistic labour in a cold, hard way.