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Penn Kemp
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Attended OISE, U. of Toronto
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 2014, 6:30 7:00 pm. (R. July 22, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am).). Featuring the marvellous Tanya Evanson’s evanescent CD, Language for Gods. Tanya is an Antiguan-Québécoise interartist poet, performer and director of both Mother Tongue Media and The Banff Centre Spoken Word Program. She has published chapbooks and studio albums of spoken wor.l.d music. A classical semazen or Sufi Whirling Dervish since 2002, she has performed and taught extensively. She parts not one truth from another. See www.mothertonguemedia.com.
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Remember when Canada was a peace keeper? On CHRW Radio Western, 94.9 FM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30 - 7:00 pm. (R. July 8, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). In honor of Canada Day, Gathering Voices features "Poem for Peace in Many Voices" in many translations, from Volume 2, Pendas, www.mytown.ca/poemforpeace. Donovan Banerjee has set Penn's "Poem for Peace in Many Voices" to music for The WomenSpiritSong Choir. Listen now on less http://lnkd.in/AhBtAd. /20100527GatheringVoices.mp3
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Hi Penn,
This is Sue Meyer from New York!!  I hope all's going well for you and your poetry,
OM Shanti, Shalom, Aloha!!
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Because saving our woodlots is still imperative, Gathering Voices on Radio Western is replaying this show Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:30 - 7:00pm. (R. June 24, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). “Trees, Please!” Listen now on http://chrwradio.ca/content/trees-please-gathering-voices-july-16th. A polyglot of poets read their poems to save the London woodland, as published in the PigeonBike Press pamphlet, “Trees or Jobs: It Should Not Be a Dichotomy”. Poets include Tom Cull, Andreas Gripp, Patricia Keeney, Penn Kemp, Susan McCaslin, Susan McMaster and R L Raymond from PigeonBike. With an intro. by Joni Baechler, Councillor. She writes:
"I am so pleased that London poets have come together in a creative,
collaborative project with the goal of protecting our natural
environment. Heartwarming to my creative soul." MP Irene Mathyssen,
also a creative soul, writes: "When all the empty strip malls are
falling down, we will still be missing our beautiful lost trees."
The poems are up on http://www.scribd.com/doc/150431112/Trees-or-Jobs. Music on the show is from Bill Gilliam's “Prelude (Dream Sequins) ”, composed for Penn’s sound opera of that name performed at The Aeolian, from his latest CD, Ensorcell.
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For the Visual London Fringe Festival Theatre now on at The ARTS Project till June 14, this videopoem, "For For Me It Was Foxes": For Me It Was Foxes with/by Dennis Siren!
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Check out this Videopoem, "For Me It Was Foxes": http://youtu.be/E58HtvVZQXs via @YouTube.  Magical for a magical day!  Dennis Siren, videographer.
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Diana Beresford-Kroeger is a botanist, medical biochemist, author, lecturer and advocate for trees and forests, best known for her rare ability to bring an understanding and appreciation of their complexities to the general public.
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On Gathering Voices, CHRW Radio Western, 94.9 FM, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 2014, 6:30 - 7:00 pm. (R. July 8, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am)

In honor of Canada Day, Gathering Voices features "Poem for Peace in Many Voices" in many translations, from Volume 2, Pendas, www.mytown.ca/poemforpeace. Donovan Banerjee has set Penn's "Poem for Peace in Many Voices" to music for The WomenSpiritSong Choir.

Listen now on http://www.chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices/20100527GatheringVoices.mp3.  Join Gathering Voices on FB as well...

Happy Canada Day!
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Because saving our woodlots is still imperative, Gathering Voices on Radio Western is replaying this show Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6:30 - 7:00pm. (R. June 24, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am). “Trees, Please!”  Listen now on http://chrwradio.ca/content/trees-please-gathering-voices-july-16th. A polyglot of poets read their poems to save the London woodland, as published in the PigeonBike Press pamphlet, “Trees or Jobs: It Should Not Be a Dichotomy”. Poets include Tom Cull, Andreas Gripp, Patricia Keeney, Penn Kemp, Susan McCaslin, Susan McMaster and R L Raymond from PigeonBike. With an intro. by Joni Baechler, Councillor. She writes:
"I am so pleased that London poets have come together in a creative,
collaborative project with the goal of protecting our natural
environment. Heartwarming to my creative soul." MP Irene Mathyssen,also a creative soul, writes: "When all the empty strip malls arefalling down, we will still be missing our beautiful lost trees."
The poems are up on http://www.scribd.com/doc/150431112/Trees-or-Jobs. Music on the show is from Bill Gilliam's “Prelude (Dream Sequins) ”, composed for Penn’s sound opera of that name performed at The Aeolian, from his latest CD, Ensorcell.
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For London North Centre!
Judy Bryant is a local leader and community advocate. A three times elected City Councillor, she currently represents the people of Ward 13 and helps to manage a budget of $1 billion. In her 11 years of public service, Judy has taken a keen interest in the protection of London’s natural and cultural heritage, leading the charge for the protection of trees on construction sites. As a board member at the London Downtown Business Association, sh...
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 2014, 6:30 - 7:00 pm. (R. June 10, 2014, 6:30-7:00 am).  Presenting “Between/Between”, the audio from a videopoem that is part of London’s Visual Fringe, http://www.londonfringe.ca/schedule/visual-fringe. This piece concerns the process of mourning. “Between/Between” examines the experience both of the mourner and (perhaps) of the recently
dead. Listen live on www.chrwradio.com/listen . Penn Kemp’s poem is performed
by her with Dennis Siren, a Siren/Pendas Production. Film maker Dennis Siren has translated the performance poetry into visual imagery for a compelling, evocative portrayal of grief. The videopoem is up on between between a short film.mp4. Celebrating “Watercolours and Videopoems”. London Visual Fringe Festival. The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street, London. Opening, June 4, 7 pm. June 3-14, 2014. Exhibit by London painter Jim Kemp with videopoems by videographer Dennis Siren and poet Penn Kemp.  Jim Kemp’s exhibit in the Visual Fringe is sponsored by AlvegoRoot Theatre! Contact: Alison Challis, 519.434.0606, info@londonfringe.ca. http://www.londonfringe.ca/schedule/visual-fringe.
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  • University of Western Ontario
    Writer-in-Residence, 2009 - 2010
  • City of London Ontario
    Poet Laureate, 2010 - 2012
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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 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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    M.Ed., History & Philosphy
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