1150 Queen St. W.
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3

The PoetBureau presents


in the Underground at the Drake Hotel

Tuesday March 6th 7:00 – 9:00pm

The PoetBureau presents a limited-engagement monthly alternative word cabaret –
Poetry/Process/Performance -in the Underground at the Drake Hotel. The first Tuesday of
the month sees three poets who work in collaboration with artists of different disciplines
presenting cross-genre work incorporating mixed media, music, dance, and theatre elements.
With poetry and spoken word as a foundation, the PoetBureau presents a dynamic community
of artists from different disciplines presenting live interactive performance.

Curated by veteran spoken word performers Jill Battson and Nancy Bullis, each PPP will
focus three featured performers -poets working in collaboration with other artists/art forms
who will present a work that employs a unique way to present poetry and the spoken word.

On Tuesday March 6th at 7pm, join Tomboyfriend who knits together the creative genomes
of a scientist, visual artist, an illustrator, a poet and a performance artist into the premier
1950s AD sock-hop band of the (alternate) future. Their songs touch upon such time-honored
themes as sexual identities, the ever-growing wealth divide, different biological residues
resultant from dating, life after communism, the plight of heterosexuality and what to do
about romantic love. Tomboyfriend is Susan Bustos, Lindsay Fisher, Marlena Zuber, Ryan
Kamstra and Karilynn Ming Ho.

Known for the performances of his poems, read a cappella, Fortner Anderson has been an
active member of the Montreal spoken-word scene for years. He was a co-founder and a
producer with the audio publishing venture Wired On Words and is the host of a radio show,
Dromostexte, a one-hour show which plays only poems and spoken word recordings, heard
each week on CKUT-FM (ckut.ca). Past projects include: The Odyssey, an itinerant software,
Montreal's Dial-A-Poem service, and Oralpalooza the Montreal spin-off from the Lollapalooza
shows. Recent performance venues have included the Banff Centre, Cabaret (Montreal), the
Rivoli (Toronto), and St-Mark¹s Church (New York). Work has been completed on his new CD
recording project, "Six Silk Purses" which will appear in the spring of 2005 on the Ambiance
Magnetiques label.

Ribcage: this wide passage is based on Esther Brandeau, described in Canadian Jewish
histories as "Canada's first Jew" and a woman who had been passing for years as a man. Set
in the trans-Atlantic triangle between imperial France, colonized New France and the
economic engine of slavery in the Caribbean, Ribcage is a re-queering in fragments of an
arrival story from a century when women frequently passed as men in colonial ventures, and
loved women. Ribcage is in development as a spoken word meets video meets physical
theatre piece, where movement serves as a language alongside text, derived from
embodiment work. Heather Hermant works across disciplines, from sound installation to web
to video to theatre, with poetry as the driving force. She was a competitor in the 2004 CBC
National Poetry Face-Off and the inaugural Canadian Wordlympics.

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Where: The Underground, Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West
Who: Tomboyfriend, Heather Hermant, Fortner Anderson
How much: $7
Info: [email protected], 416 410 8300/519 766 9538

Added by loodle on February 26, 2007

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