- Pendas ProductionsWriter, Performer, Editor, Publisher., present
- University of Western OntarioWriter-in-Residence, 2009 - 2010
- City of London OntarioPoet Laureate, 2010 - 2012
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."
- OISE, U. of TorontoM.Ed., History & Philosphy
(dg) magazine: 'hot to eye, cool to tongue' : GBRS + NAC's night of vidpo
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
CHRW News and Spoken Word: Gathering Voices - Mary Condren
Gathering Voices - Interview with Mary Condren for Brescia's Brighid Festival... download mp3. Irish scholar Mary Condren returns for Bresci