Events and readings

Jan 27 – Mashed Poetics: Full Moon Fever

I’ll be performing a couple of sci-fi journey poems with the Mashed Poetics crew next Saturday on the Drive. Come on by and say hi! Here are the details:

“Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mash up. Poets are asked to write new work based on a song from the album we choose and we have a live band to play all the songs. Poets perform in between the tunes.

The next show is Saturday Jan 27th at Café Deux Soleils and we feature the late 80s classic Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty.”

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Events and readings

July 23 – Mashed Poetics: Death Cab for Cutie

Mashed Poetics returns on Saturday July 23rd at Seven Dining Lounge, featuring Death Cab for Cutie’s album Transatlanticism:


Mashed Poetics is a night of spoken word and music mash up where we take a record album and get poets to write new poems inspired by the music.

Plus we have The Transatlantic Yellow Cabs playing all the songs with poets performing in between the music.

And it wil be Jillian Christmas’ birthday. And Sara and Trevor Spilchen’s Anniversary!

This will also be the first night of the Celebration of Light 2016 so if you are looking for a less claustrophobic alternative to your Saturday night come on out and join us.”

Side 1

  • 1) The New Year–Emilee Nimetz
  • 2) Lightness–Carol Shillibeer
  • 3) Title and Resignation–Reema
  • 4) Expo 86–Kyle Hawke
  • 5) The Sound of Settling–Kelsey Savage
  • 6) Tiny Vessels–Lara Varesi

Side 2

  • 7) Transatlanticism—RC Weslowski
  • 8) Passenger Seat–Renee Sarojini Saklikar
  • 9) Death of an Interior Decorator–Elysia G
  • 10) We Looked Like Giants–Julia Pileggi
  • 11) A Lack of Colour–Erin-Brooke Kirsh

Doors open at 8, show at 9. 

$10 at the door but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Mashed Poetics 12.5 M’hall, M’hall

Mashed Poetics is a night of music and spoken word mash up

where poets come up with a new piece of work based on a song from a highlighted album

plus we have a cover band to play the entire album live at the show

Mashed Poetics 12.5 edition* is

Texas Flood by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble


The Kozmik Zoo: 53 West Broadway

Friday October 26th

Participating poets include
Side A

Floyd VB—Love Struck Baby

Sean McGarragle–Pride and joy

RC Weslowski—Texas Flood

Mary Duffy—Tell Me

Fran Bourassa—Testify

Side B

Timothy Shay—Rude Mood

Renee Saklikar–Mary Had a Little Lamb

Dennis E. Bolen—Dirty Pool

Pam Bentley—I’m Crying

Heidi Greco—Lenny

“The Love Struck Babies” are the tribute band featuring

Spillious the Ridiculous One on lead guitar and vocals

Clint “Father Goose Wilson” on bass and

Neil Miskin on drums

The songs are performed in the order they appear on the album with the poets performing their work in between songs.

It all happens at the Kozmik Zoo:  53 West Broadway

Doors at 8pm.  Show at 9 o’clock

$10 or $8 if you are wearing a costume (since it’s Halloween weekend)

604 215 9230 or for more info