November 8, 2009
Come out with members of The Vagabond Trust to the Launch for
GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry & Prose
Thursday November 12, 2009 at TRASH PALACE!
Come out to party with a miscellany of Toronto’s lit scene and pick up a copy – fresh off the press from Tightrope Books! GULCH is co-edited by Vagabond Karen Correia Da Silva, with Sarah Beaudin and Curran Folkers.
- Daniel Scott Tysdal
- Chris Eaton
- Nathaniel G. Moore
- Vagabond Kathleen Brown
- Ewan Whyte (with accompanying performance artist Istvan Kantor)
- Alex Armstrong
- James Papoutsis
- Melanie Janisse
Hemingway and DJ Ghaleon will be serving up auditory treats all night with our brilliant host, KING FRANKENSTEIN!
Inspired by the contemporary theories of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, GULCH: An Assemblage of Poetry and Prose is a rhizomatic exploration of the modern Canadian literary community. Drawing on the postmodern themes of detachment and disjuncture, GULCH seeks to create an optimistic snapshot of the pluralities and complexities that constitute the post-pomo literary landscape. Focusing on the theme of fragmentation, Steel Bananas members Sarah Beaudin, Karen Correia Da Silva and Curran Folkers have collected pieces from community artists, Professors, lit students, burgeoning young talent as well as established writers in order to compile a collection that resists the notion of wholeness, privileging instead the multiplicity and diversity found in contemporary globalized culture. This assemblage of poetry and prose bares the innovation and cultural critique of post-millennium Canadian writers, and seeks to expose the beauty of discontinuity.