Best launch ever?

July 22, 2016

The delayed launch of Suddenly Curving Space Time was held at Smiths late last night, and it was a memorable one.  Gerald Kearney was there, and performers included a band called Shoe or Shoo! (or possibly Choux? says the Francophile), a shakuhachi performance by Barbara, and of course poetry.  UPDATE:  I see from Bandcamp that the correct spelling is S.H.U.!  How’s a person supposed to guess that?

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I didn’t get everyone’s full name, but here are some photos of performers, including Brian,  who has a really great voice.  And Gerald, one of the editors of the book (above and below) also gave a memorable performance.

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me at launch suddenly

In honour of the weather that delayed the launch I read a few poems with a climate change and/or weather focus.  Despite a few people being unable to make the rescheduled launch (notably the co-editor Hal Judge, though Gerald read one of his poems),  it was an event that left me feeling inspired and intoxicated, in a good way.

Consider buying the book.

2 Responses to “Best launch ever?”

  1. Sounds like a blast 🙂

    • pscottier said

      Given that the book is made up of experimental poetry, the late hour of the launch (it got going about 10pm) and the cross-artform nature of what unfolded seemed to fit well (somewhere between leotard and beret…). It also stood in stark contrast with most launches I have attended, which *always* start at 6 and involve a speech and a polite reading.

      So yes, it was a blast! 👂🍄🍢🍷

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