I'm a poet. I co-edited The Revolving City w/@WaydeCompton. My book, children of air india (Nightwood, 2013) was adapted into a musical: air india [redacted]. My new book, Listening to the Bees with Dr. Mark Winston (Nightwood, 2018) is available now.
Excited to be collaborating with Owen Underhill again, next month, on a musical composition with bee poems from Listening to the Bees:
With support from Capilano Review, TPE is embarking on a new song project called Words & Music, presented at the Annex on March 9 & 10th, 2019. Words & Music will include a new collaboration between poet Renée Saklikar and Owen Underhill, a new theatrical work by Rita Ueda based on Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea with a libretto by Rod Robertson, and some witty and brilliant songs by the unheralded Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.”
Collingwood Neighbourhood House and the Canadian Cultural Mosaic Foundation is ecstatic to present our first Poetry Night event at the Annex. Expect a thoughtful and fun night with performances by local spoken word artists on themes of anti-racism and resiliency. We will also have local vendors and delicious food available. This free event is part of Perspectives: An Anti-Racism Arts Festival.”