Couplets: a collaborative poetry reading series
Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of dialogue, collaborative writing, and collaborative performance.
Thursday May 25, 2017 at 6 – 7 p.m.
May’s going to be hot. Hot hot, like. End-o’-the-world-to-ya hot. Melt your ears and eyes with Episode 9: a collaboration between poet-noveller Andy McGuire and painter-poet Angie Quick.
Andy McGuire is the author of Country Club. He lives in Huron County.
Angie Quick is known for her large oil paintings, which explore flesh in historical and contemporaneous manners. Her practice experiments with the nature of language and sensation within both visual and performative contexts. She has performed at Words Fest London, has recorded with the band New Zebra Kid, and will be performing at Ocean of Silence: A Tribute to John Cage at Museum London this August.
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.