- OISE, U. of TorontoM.Ed., History & Philosphy
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.
"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."
- Pendas ProductionsWriter, Performer, Editor, Publisher., present
- University of Western OntarioWriter-in-Residence, 2009 - 2010
- City of London OntarioPoet Laureate, 2010 - 2012
Anthology: Poetic yearning fills many charged pages
‘Love is a tricky bastard,” Ivan E. Coyote writes to an unknown recipient in August 2004.
On The Other Hand of Time by Penn Kemp and Friends
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
Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just co...
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
Acclaimed author and scholar Thomas King is among the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners. King won the English
Meet Your Muse - Creative Writing Workshop with Penn Kemp
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
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
Playwright and actor Linda Griffiths dies from cancer
Performer, whose well-known works included Age of Arousal and Maggie and Pierre, was 60
Karen Solie is the judge of this year's Robert Kroetsch Award
We are thrilled to have Karen Solie as our judge for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry! Karen is a Griffin Prize-winning poet