Joni Murphy + Jesse Ruddock + Jacob Wren + Andrew Whiteman
Saturday, 2 December, 8-11 PM.
JONI MURPHY is a writer from New Mexico who lives in New York. Her work has appeared in the publications The Capilano Review, Canadian Art, and Brick, and with the arts organizations ACRE, Resonance FM, and Sound Development City. Her novel, Double Teenage, published by BookThug, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2016.
JESSE RUDDOCK's debut novel, Shot-Blue (Coach House), was released this year to critical acclaim across North America. Jesse went to Harvard on a hockey scholarship, fell out of the game due to concussions, and was taken in by the poets. She has written for The NewYorker.com, N+1, BOMB, Vice, and is an editor for the magazine Music and Literature. This fall, she moved from New York to Montreal.
JACOB WREN makes literature, collaborative performances and exhibitions. His books include: Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed, Polyamorous Love Song and Rich and Poor. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information, and Every Song I’ve Ever Written.
ANDREW WHITEMAN, a Canadian musician and songwriter, is the guitarist for the bands Broken Social Scene and Apostle of Hustle. He also is a member of AroarA, which released In the Pines in 2013. The EP, based on the poetry of Alice Notley, was a nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Whiteman, a student of the poetics of the Black Mountain tradition through his long realtionship with Victor Coleman, is co-editor, with Adrienne Amato, of the video selections at Dispatches from the Poetry Wars.
ZUTIQUE is an occasional reading series focused on poetry, poetics, performance, and sound curated by Michael Nardone (http://soundobject.net/).