Delight Found in Language
More topical poems are up on http://tuckmagazine.com/tag/penn-kemp/.
“Celebrating Tree”, Heartwood: Poems about Loving Trees, 2018. Anthology of tree poems, fundraiser for The League of Canadian Poets. Editor, Claudia Radmore https://www.amazon.ca/Heartwood-Poems-TreesLesley-Strutt/dp/189621651X #HeartwoodPoet
More topical poems are up on http://tuckmagazine.com/tag/penn-kemp/
“At the Moment of Equinox”, http://womenspiritualpoetry.blogspot.com/2018/06/at-moment-of-equinox-by-penn-kemp.html
“Flux, Flash, Flood”, “Seeing Red”, GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times. Editors: Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald. Frontenac House, Calgary, Spring 2018. https://www.frontenachouse.com/dd-product/gush-menstrual-manifestos-for-our-times/
http://poetryminiinterviews.blogspot.ca/search/label/Penn%20Kemp with Thomas White
“Love ManIfest”, Prairie Fire: the Love Issue. Spring, 2018. https://www.facebook.com/PrairieFireMagazine/videos/1919261081481444/?t=0
Penn's plays about Teresa Harris:
Penn's poems about Teresa Harris in her new collection, Local Heroes, Insomniac Press, 2018: https://www.amazon.ca/Local-Heroes-Penn-Kemp/dp/1554832063
Penn's essay about Teresa Harris in Women and Multimedia, the anthology Penn edited: http://poets.ca/product/women-and-multimedia/
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 4-6 pm. Launch, Aeolus House poets: Ariane Blackman, Brian Cameron, Stanley Fefferman, Tom Hamilton, Penn Kemp and Colin Morton. Pressed (waffle house), 750 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X5. (613) 680-9294. Contact: Allan, email@example.com.
Monday, Sept. 10, 7 pm. Launch, Local Heroes and Fox Haunts. Novel Idea, 156 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1B1. Introduced by Elizabeth Greene. Contact: (613) 546-9799, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bruce Kauffman’s radio show “finding a voice”—a showcase of spoken-word events broadcast weekly, Friday 4pm-6pm EST on CFRC 101.9FM. http://126.96.36.199/wp/eventscalendar/
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 7-9 pm. Launch, Aeolus House poets: Ariane Blackman, Brian Cameron, Tom Hamilton, Penn Kemp and Sydney White. Supermarket Restaurant, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto. Contact: Allan, email@example.com.
Sunday, October 14, 2018. Reading with Daphne Marlatt, Co-op People's Bookstore. 1391 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X5. Contact: Rolf, (604) 253-6442, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30 pm. Reading with Susan McCaslin. Spoken Ink Reading Series, La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby, BC. Contact: Lara, email@example.com, 604-240-8903.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Reading with Sharon Thesen. Poets’ Corner, Massy Books, 229 E. Georgia, Vancouver BC. Contact: James Felton, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.massybooks.com/.
Thursday, October 18, 2018. Reading with Sharon Thesen and Damian Rogers at Milkcrate Records. Kelowna, BC. Contact: Matthew Rader, email@example.com.
Saturday, October 20, 2018. Nelson, BC. Contact: Elizabeth Cunningham, firstname.lastname@example.org
November, 2018. Wordsfest London. I’m collaborating with a multi-media artist, Mary McDonald to match poems with augmented reality video markers. We’ll be presenting part of RIVER REVERY in Tom Cull’s Poet Laureate Presents for the River Project.
Thursday, April 11, 2019. 7-8:30 pm. Stevenson & Hunt Room, Central Library, 251 Dundas Street, London, Ontario N6A 6H9. Reading with Katerina Fretwell, Penn Kemp, Susan McCaslin, Susan McMaster. Sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets. Contact: email@example.com.
April 19, 2018.
Local Heroes launched at Museum London.
421 Ridout St N, London, ON.
In Local Heroes, Penn Kemp celebrates legendary cultural heroes from London, Ontario. These poems evoke a specific city in its particular landscape and history. Kemp documents London’s literary and artistic heritage in honouring artists in fields ranging from visual and language arts to figure skating. Presented as an overview, the collection stretches from Victoria explorer Teresa Harris to the contemporary arts scene.
Local Heroes acknowledges the Indigenous peoples here in Souwesto, and the ongoing waves of settlers who have called the area home, as London grew from colonial outpost to vibrant cultural centre. Local Heroes spans time but remains in place.