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Penn Kemp
Works at Pendas Productions
Attended OISE, U. of Toronto
Lives in London Ontario
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Another look at TVO's fabulous film by Brenda Longfellow on Gwen MacEwen. So moving.... and still so brilliant. Poignant and powerful.
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Remember love, hope, optimism, and canvas for Jack now. Vote NDP! Jack Layton:Art in Action http://rememberingjacklayton.ca/jack-layton-art-in-action/
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Litter begets more litter— ah, sure when litter it, we re itter ate it. I / it lit light litter along the literal littoral. The ill litter it refuse refuse and garb age. I utter a light little iter...
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“The work of writers fuels an almost 2 billion dollar industry, and yet more than 80% earn an income from their writing that is below the poverty line.” –The Writers’ Union of Canada* It is late, a...
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As owl hoots through a spangled sky, I slip from the dominant design of vision to sleep doubling to dream, fallen into ear. Atuned. Ear prints’ whispered lineage alerts us to evolutionary danger ev...
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Celebrate the creative achievements and potential of all older adults in our communities.
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Exploring the underlying myths of new trade pacts like the TPP. Myth #1–ISDS makes trade secure. Telling Tales -- Last night while the glow of dusk was settling, through the trees I glimpsed an anc...
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How glorious to hear Nathan Rogers's “The Turning" while reading Kathleen Winter's marvellous Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage.
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My poem, "Rash Talk", is up on http://thelitteriseeproject.com/. Fun!
1.  Begin as pie. 2.  Prepare to leave warm fragrant vibes of bakery. 3.  When the moment of departure arrives, don some sort of covering. (Cardboard is a good all-weather choice.) 4.  Travel caref...
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§ prisoner           Linda Pyke                 MacMillan Company of Canada, 1978 Facebook. Love it or hate it (and I confess to both), it can certainly lead you to places you never expected to go. Last night one of my fr...
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A poem from Dream Sequins:  Paraclete by Penn Kemp http://wp.me/P1UhjD-wD  via @wordpressdotcom
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  • OISE, U. of Toronto
    M.Ed., History & Philosphy
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formerly Penny Chalmers
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Activist poet, performer, playwright. Sound Operas. Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London ON.
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Canadian activist poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as Canada's first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems.  She performs in festivals around the world.  Her Muse News is renewed monthly on http://www.mytown.ca/pennletters/ and on http://facebook.com/pages/Penn-Kemp/126450531030?created.  Penn can also be heard on myspace.com/pennkemp and http://www.mytown.ca/pennkemp/

Penn hostsGathering Voices on Radio Western, CHRW 94.9 FM.  Gathering Voices airs every second Tuesday from 6-6:30 pm/am on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-upcoming.  Archives of past interviews, writing exercises and Penn’s sound operas are now up on chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices.

Penn is the League of Canadian Poets' 40th Life Member.  She has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the arts in 2012.  Penn has been the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London, Ontario, 2010-2.  She was Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at  the University of Western Ontario for 2009-10.  

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Poetry as performance works because it is primarily aural, true to its origins around a Neolithic fire."  Sound Opera is a new form Penn developed in performance and recording in a desire to lift poetry off the page to the stage.  "Sound Opera is based on text but it expands poetic possibilities to include voice, music and computer manipulation to express narrative when emotions burst the seams of print."
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Activist poet, performer and playwright, Penn Kemp is2014-5 writer-in-residence for Creative Aging London, http://creativeage.ca. She is the League of Canadian Poets' 2012 honorary Life Member and the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London, Ontario. Her book, Jack Layton: Art in Action (quattrobooks.ca), launches in May 2013. She received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for contributions to Canadian arts and culture.
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  • Pendas Productions
    Writer, Performer, Editor, Publisher., present
  • University of Western Ontario
    Writer-in-Residence, 2009 - 2010
  • City of London Ontario
    Poet Laureate, 2010 - 2012
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GIVER OF LIFE / TAKER OF LIFE / I MUST NOT CONFUSE YOU WITH GOD (from PR...
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§ prisoner Linda Pyke MacMillan Company of Canada, 1978 Facebook. Love it or hate it (and I confess to both), it can certainly lead you to p

Festival for 50-plus returns
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The Creative Age Festival London is back this week for its second edition, a year older and ready to branch out to six London Public Library

Home - Creative Age Network Canada
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Celebrate the creative achievements and potential of all older adults in our communities.

Poetry, mystery feted this week
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The cross-Canada celebration of April as National Poetry Month is finishing with a flourish in London.

Kemp’s winning verses salutes our Olympians
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Their movements are fluid, sometimes awe-inspiring for audiences.

Anthology: Poetic yearning fills many charged pages
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‘Love is a tricky bastard,” Ivan E. Coyote writes to an unknown recipient in August 2004.

Chinese New Year inspires London poet
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London poet Penn Kemp wants us all to be more like goats. That’s the message behind a poem she’s penned to commemorate the Chinese New Year.

Kemp bringing dad’s story home
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London poet, playwright and author Penn Kemp is familiar with “dreams and expectations.”

On The Other Hand of Time by Penn Kemp and Friends
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Poor Penn struggled somewhat with posting this so asked if I would help. So I did. Here is Penn, with help from Brenda McMorrow (Music) and

Tuning in to change
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Twenty-five years after the murders in Montreal, some of the strongest voices of remembrance and calls for action are in London.

Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just co...
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In a passionate speech at the National Book Awards, the science fiction author, who was picking up a lifetime achievement award, takes aim a

The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners
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Acclaimed author and scholar Thomas King is among the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners. King won the English

Three small press books worth a read
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The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul; The Search for Heinrich Schlögel by Martha Baillie; The Freedom in American Songs by Kathleen Winter

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With 11 new faces joining London City Council, there’s bound to be a big learning curve ahead — for both politicians and the people who elec

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Monday was a remarkable night for London’s municipal politics. Change swept through the city, leaving incumbent councillors defeated and dis

Organizers look to build on initial success
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The word on the first Words fest is good.

Meet Your Muse - Creative Writing Workshop with Penn Kemp
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Meet Your Muse - Creative Writing Workshop with Penn Kemp at London Public Library on Wednesday Oct 29, 2014 at 7:00PM

Celebrating the talents of those who excel with words
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For as long as there have been words there have been people who have taken the time to craft them into brilliant stories, poems, songs, even

Words play
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At long last, Words.