Brenda Clews is a multi-media poet, artist and video poet who interweaves
poetry, painting, theory, dance and video in various ways in her work

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My next Poetry & Music Salon is a Fundraiser. I chose Doctors Without Borders (IMF) this year. They are a superb medical charity with 82% of your donation going to Field Operations Programs (15% to Fundraising & 3% to Administration). They focus on emergency areas world-wide and provide crucial medical services. I am featuring 6 poets and 6 musicians on Saturday afternoon, 1:45pm-4pm, at Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto. Please donate on-line - a tax receipt is issued for any donations above $10.

See the Poetry & Music Salons Fundraiser event page on Facebook.

Books

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Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions, 2016) is an inaugural collection by a unique, powerfully evocative and imaginative voice. In language that haunts our throats, Tidal Fury is a poetry on the edge of the text of an interior ocean of fury and passion. The collection includes artwork from the poet.

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Fugue in Green (Quattro Books, forthcoming October 2017) is a gothic fairy tale. Two teens struggle with their psychotic mother as they seek asylum with their father. In resonant, echoing images of psychic connections between characters, a tale of abuse, madness, love and release emerges. Sumptuously written, the book is full of visions and deep understanding of the nascent creative mind and its relationship to nature.

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the luminist poems, a chapbook (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013, SOLD OUT), a romance, its dazzling and dangerous light, questions the paradoxes of who we are before the text blazes into visionary rapture.

"Brenda Clews offers us a pellucid voice that presents and interprets so clearly, it is almost as if light is shining through each one of the magnificent images in these mysterious poems." -John F. Walter

Recent Events
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On April 29th, I did a 1-hour performance of poems from Tidal Fury, accompanied by the maestro violinist, Tom Gannon Hamilton. Joseph Hochleitner kindly took photographs. There is a superb video of the performance mostly videoed by Jeff Howard (see below) that, to my eye, gets better as it goes on.

Upcoming Events

Featured reader at Charles Taylor's book launch

Start Date:

2017-05-17T19:30:47EDT


End Time:

2017-05-17T22:00:47EDT


Location:

Bar Italia, 582 College St, Toronto, Canada


Event Description:

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Guest Poet at Linda Stitt's Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2017-09-02T13:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-09-02T16:30:00EDT


Location:

961 College St, Toronto


Event Description:

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New members reading at The League of Canadian Poets

Start Date:

2017-06-11T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-01T13:30:00EDT


Location:

CSI Building meeting room, 192 Spadina Avenue


Event Description:

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Poetry & Music Salon Fundraiser

Start Date:

2017-05-27T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-27T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


Event Description:

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Final Poetry & Music Salon (monthly series ends)

Start Date:

2017-06-24T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-24T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


Event Description:

A marvellous video of my longest performance of Tidal Fury yet. Many thanks to Tom Gannon Hamilton for accompanying me with his magic violin, and Jeff Howard for his amazing video clips. There is a longer blog post here where I talk about the process of memorizing poetry.

Books

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Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions, 2016) is an inaugural collection by a unique, powerfully evocative and imaginative voice. In language that haunts our throats, Tidal Fury is a poetry on the edge of the text of an interior ocean of fury and passion. The collection includes artwork from the poet.

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Fugue in Green (Quattro Books, forthcoming October 2017) is a gothic fairy tale. Two teens struggle with their psychotic mother as they seek asylum with their father. In resonant, echoing images of psychic connections between characters, a tale of abuse, madness, love and release emerges. Sumptuously written, the book is full of visions and deep understanding of the nascent creative mind and its relationship to nature.

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the luminist poems, a chapbook (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013, SOLD OUT), a romance, its dazzling and dangerous light, questions the paradoxes of who we are before the text blazes into visionary rapture.

"Brenda Clews offers us a pellucid voice that presents and interprets so clearly, it is almost as if light is shining through each one of the magnificent images in these mysterious poems." -John F. Walter


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