Friday, February 27, 2015

February Poetry Salon @ Urban Gallery tomorrow, the 28th!

Tomorrow! FUNtastic and brilliant afternoon! Come and warm your poetic souls at Urban Gallery, 400 Queen St E, doors 2:45pm, readings 3-5pm. Two poets whose poetry intermeshes styles, spoken word, slam, literary poetry, love poetry, cultural events and icons, you name it, these guys, Kevin Fortnum and Stedmond Pardy are very special. We will project video during some of the readings. And Amoeba Starfish's Quantum jazz... is wow. You will slide gently into and swim and fly in otherworldly realms. Very inspiring, beautiful. They like poets to speak what their music evokes into the mic. They are a tremendously interactive band. And we promise dancing at the end! Yes!

After we go to a nearby Chinese restaurant with good food and inexpensive prices, for a glass of wine, or some nibbles, or a dinner of shared plates of scrumptious food. The menu has both vegetarian and meat options.

PWYC pass-the-pouch. Around 7 open mic spots of 5 minutes each, sign-up before 3pm.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/326456197563006



KEVIN FORTNUM is a nightmare dressed like a daydream who wishes he could be like the cool kids. He only came here to say, 'hello'. When this show is over, he will drive his car into a bridge.

AMOEBA STARFISH’s bio is bio-degradable. Phil and Jeff met in 1988, began collaborating on various experimental, sometimes controversial, multimedia projects thinly veiled as "bands," They created Amoeba Starfish in 2009 to simply return to the ideals of "play." Quantum Jazz is about being sincere and having fun without fear, limitation and expectation.

STEDMOND PARDY’S first chapbook, "Drugs,” was self-published in 2013, and his next volume "Beached Whales" will be published in late Spring. He has had two one man Shows held at Reg Hartt’s, "The Cineforum,” appeared on Howl 89.5 FM twice, and has read his work at various venues around the city since he started writing 8 years ago. He was born and raised in the Mimico/Lakeshore area. The quotes, "an Artist is an Instrument through which the Universe reveals itself" and "word poetry is for everyman, but Soul poetry, alas, is not heavily Distributed" are the words he lives by.

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