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Penn Kemp
Works at Pendas Productions
Attended OISE, U. of Toronto
Lives in London Ontario
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The CD of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris Mary Ashton – Composer, Performer, Violin, Harp Classically trained violinist, Mary Ashton, is a graduate of the UWO Faculty of Music and Faculty of…
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Thank you!! My full acknowledgements are now up on http://quattrobooks.ca/books/barbaric-cultural-practice/ !!!
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Her inciting/insightful review is now up on... http://www.quillandquire.com/book-category/poetry-reviews/
It seems strangely à propos to see refined, award-winning poet and activist Penn Kemp return to a thematics of barbarism in her latest book. Kemp opens with “Tip Line,” a poem that sets the stage ... Read More ». December 6, 2016 | Filed under: Poetry ...
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The CD of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris Mary Ashton – Composer, Performer, Violin, Harp Classically trained violinist, Mary Ashton, is a graduate of the UWO Faculty of Music and Faculty of…
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May your New Year SHINE!
It’s the one day of the year when everything stops for Sarah Smith.
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Poem for Solstice, art by Steven McCabe from our artbook, FROM DREAM SEQUINS, Lyrical Myrical Press.
On the Moon after Solstice you dream of hiking contours to cathedral carol service. Singing in the cavern of nave, omphalos to the world, you curve on rounded meridian of joy to outer space, linkin…
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If you'd like to review Barbaric Cultural Practice, this is your chance: see http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/essays-and-reviews/books-for-review
List of the current books available for review.
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Writer, Performer, Editor, Publisher.
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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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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."
Bragging rights
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.
Education
  • OISE, U. of Toronto
    M.Ed., History & Philosphy
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formerly Penny Chalmers
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Entertainers tap out New Year’s Day
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It’s the one day of the year when everything stops for Sarah Smith.

Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles
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I'm thrilled to announce that Miss Confederation: The Diary of Mercy Anne Coles will be published with Dundurn Press this summer 2017 in t..

Words fest gives instant feedback
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London poet Penn Kemp is giving a boost to London’s three-day Words festival’s bid to get and publish feedback from its audience this weeken

Hooke deserves curtain call
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Hilda Mary Hooke would have turned 118 this week, so the London playwright, poet and creative force is overdue for a comeback.

Tuck Magazine 2016
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Online Political, Lit, Music and Arts magazine

Celebrating queer youth
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They were warriors who blazed the trail for Queer Canada.

Penn Kemp as barbarian
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London writer and longtime activist Penn Kemp is releasing a brand new book of poems this weekend, a lengthy collection of 108 works that st

Small spaces, big stories
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London author’s newest novel inspired by true tales of ‘fasting girls’ living without food

Up and At 'Em, for Jack by Penn Kemp
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Who is always hip! Hip enough to lean left, very left of centre and perfectly well balanced. Hip enough to call down injustice when he sees

Tuck Magazine 2016
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Online Political, Lit, Music and Arts magazine

Poet focuses on world shift
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Tom Cull remembers when poet Penn Kemp encouraged him to keep writing.

Short Cuts
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“Which would you rather have - the experience or a postcard of the experience?” Long pause. “Don't you think we could send postcards from th

(dg) magazine: 'hot to eye, cool to tongue' : GBRS + NAC's night of vidpo
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before I begin to break down this lovely evening, I'd like to apologize in advance for having missed the two first readers (Andy Weaver and

upcoming poetry anthology: call for submissions
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Guidelines: Please submit 1 to 3 poems about life in London. Poems can be of a personal perspective, a historical episode, a contemporary ha

Poets spring into word celebration
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In Penn Kemp’s world, spring is a time to celebrate.

Griffin Poetry Prize | The Selves
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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry was privileged know the poet PK Page, as her work graced Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists in 2003

CHRW News and Spoken Word: Gathering Voices - Mary Condren
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Gathering Voices - Interview with Mary Condren for Brescia's Brighid Festival... download mp3. Irish scholar Mary Condren returns for Bresci

Trump’s policies fuel poetic tribute
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One of London’s most acclaimed poets, Penn Kemp, has a few choice words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after his call fo

The Place of Shining Light
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Three men race against time to take possession of a sacred 5,000-year-old Buddhist sculpture: Khalid, a leading Pakistani antiquities dealer