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Brenda Clews
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My cat joins me while I dance to Pierre Marie Cœdès 'Concerto N°13'
direct link: My cat joins me while I dance to Pierre Marie Cœdès 'Concerto N°13' Ok, yeah, I dance in my living room during or after yoga sets a few times a week. My preference is classical music to get the old bones moving and the energy up. When I mentio...
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Clay Lady - short timelapse
direct link: Clay Lady - short timelapse Timelapse and poem. While I am testing and composing different visual elements for the videopoem I am working on, 'Clay Lady,' this is now a small finished piece. Sculpture, poem, video, editing, voice, sonics by Bre...
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It's a Rainy Day and it's Okay
Ma nièce filmed and edited. Isn't he good looking? That's mon fils. :)}:)} She's an OCADU art student who's exploring stop motion video on her own but she is considering film along with her fine art studies. direct link: It's a Rainy Day and it's Okay Film ...
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Urban Gallery has asked me to continue organizing and hosting Poetry Salons at their beautiful gallery. The first one is a week Saturday - April 26th, from 3-5pm. If you are in Toronto, would love to see you!
 
On the last Saturday of every month, from 3-5pm, there will be a Poetry Salon at Urban Gallery! We will have 2 or 3 Features and of course Open Mic. Please put the recurring date on your calendar.

The next Poetry Salon is on Saturday April 26th. Two great writers are featured!

Michael Mirolla

Novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright, Michael Mirolla’s publications include a punk-inspired novella, The Ballad of Martin B.; three novels: Berlin (a Bressani Prize winner and recently translated into Latvian); The Facility, which features among other things a string of cloned Mussolinis; and The Giulio Metaphysics III, a novel/linked short story collection wherein a character named “Giulio” battles for freedom from his own creator; two short story collections: The Formal Logic of Emotion (translated into Italian as La logica formale delle emozioni) and Hothouse Loves & Other Tales; and three collections of poetry: Light and Time, the English-Italian bilingual Interstellar Distances – Distanze Interstellari, and the just published The House on 14th Avenue. A short story collection, Lessons In Relationship Dyads, is scheduled with Red Hen Press in the U.S. His short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, while another short story, “The Sand Flea,” was nominated for the US Pushcart Prize.

Claudio Gaudio 

Claudio Gaudio is a Toronto based writer born in Calabria. Studied literature and philosophy at York University. “Texas” a novel published by Quattro Books, is currently being translated into Spanish and, excerpted, by Francesco Loriggio to be included in an anthology of Italian Canadian writers to be released in Calabria, by Rubbettino Editore. His work has also appeared in ELQ (Exile Literary Quarterly), Rampike literary magazine and Geist. 

Open Mic - 5 min spots, sign-up at 3PM
Poetry Salons @ Urban Gallery
Tomorrow, April 26, 3:00 PM EDT
400 Queen St E

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For Oestre, it is, uh... about eggs.

 Wishing you a lovely Easter/Passover. Have a happy bunny hopping weekend!
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On the last Saturday of every month, from 3-5pm, there will be a Poetry Salon at Urban Gallery! We will have 2 or 3 Features and of course Open Mic. Please put the recurring date on your calendar.

The next Poetry Salon is on Saturday April 26th. Two great writers are featured!

Michael Mirolla

Novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright, Michael Mirolla’s publications include a punk-inspired novella, The Ballad of Martin B.; three novels: Berlin (a Bressani Prize winner and recently translated into Latvian); The Facility, which features among other things a string of cloned Mussolinis; and The Giulio Metaphysics III, a novel/linked short story collection wherein a character named “Giulio” battles for freedom from his own creator; two short story collections: The Formal Logic of Emotion (translated into Italian as La logica formale delle emozioni) and Hothouse Loves & Other Tales; and three collections of poetry: Light and Time, the English-Italian bilingual Interstellar Distances – Distanze Interstellari, and the just published The House on 14th Avenue. A short story collection, Lessons In Relationship Dyads, is scheduled with Red Hen Press in the U.S. His short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, while another short story, “The Sand Flea,” was nominated for the US Pushcart Prize.

Claudio Gaudio 

Claudio Gaudio is a Toronto based writer born in Calabria. Studied literature and philosophy at York University. “Texas” a novel published by Quattro Books, is currently being translated into Spanish and, excerpted, by Francesco Loriggio to be included in an anthology of Italian Canadian writers to be released in Calabria, by Rubbettino Editore. His work has also appeared in ELQ (Exile Literary Quarterly), Rampike literary magazine and Geist. 

Open Mic - 5 min spots, sign-up at 3PM
Poetry Salons @ Urban Gallery
Tomorrow, April 26, 3:00 PM EDT
400 Queen St E

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poet, painter, videopoet, editor
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Toronto, Canada
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Zimbabwe, Zambia, England, Canada - Sinoia, Zimbabwe; Lusaka, Zambia; Frinton-on-the-Sea and Barnet, England; Vancouver and Toronto in Canada - Barnet, England - Frinton-on-Sea, England - Vancouver, Canada
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BRENDA CLEWS is an African-Canadian poet, painter, videopoet and editor living in Toronto, Canada.
She has edited textbooks, written articles for newspapers, taught yoga, done temporary office work, and dog sitting, while maintaining a reclusive lifestyle of writing and painting. She has a degree in Fine Arts and abandoned a PhD in English Lit many years ago. Brenda has had solo art shows at York University and in 2013 at Q Space with a forthcoming show at Urban Gallery in 2014, and been in a number of group art shows including 5 By 5 at The Gladstone Hotel in 2013. Her artwork has appeared in several books and as journal covers. Her poetry has been published in various books and in print and on-line journals over the years. LyricalMyrical published her chapbook, 'the luminist poems' in 2013. She has a poetry book forthcoming with Guernica Editions. She cites her early years spent barefoot, living in a compound of mud huts, with many wild animals and the wonderful Ndembu people, in the jungle of Kafue National Park in Zambia, for her deep resonance with the beauty, strangeness and brilliance of the tribal mind and the natural world. She is a multi-media artist whose approach to a topic may include poetry, painting, theory, dance, recordings, and video. Brenda's oeuvre focuses on the plethora, the multiple callings, the obsessive muse, the prism rather than the spotlight, or on multiple spotlights. She writes, "Where else do you flee? How do you combine yourself?"
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  • York University
    Fine Arts, English Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies
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March 7