Events coming up…

HI! It's been a while, and I need to update some of the pages and doings on here, but for now I have few things I should mention: I'm in this anthology! Come on out to the launch: "It's The PAC'N HEAT Launch Party! Come celebrate with us at See-Scape on Thursday Nov. 10th from 7... Continue Reading →

There Is No Escape Out of Time Book Launch

Come help us celebrate our new titles and the warm weather! Jacqueline Valencia, There Is No Escape Out of Time (poetry) Michael Murray, A Van Full of Girls (short fiction) Dog the Moon, Stan Rogal (fiction) Thursday, July 7, 2016 6:30 PM The Supermarket Restaurant and Bar (Kensington Market) 268 Augusta Ave Toronto, ON https://www.facebook.com/events/1033169150113367/... Continue Reading →

Can’t Lit Podcast

"Dina and Daniel head to Toronto, a.k.a. Hotline Bling central, and Jacqueline Valencia is there to talk with them about Toronto Poetry Talks, her upcoming poetry collection, There is No Escape Out of Time, diversity and race in poetry, teens, chocolate and Instagram. D & D give an update from their trip to Montreal’s strip... Continue Reading →

Harriet’s Legacies at Brock University

From the event site: "Harriet's Legacies: Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada Organized by Ronald Cummings, Natalee Caple, Gregory Betts, Kevin Gosine, and Tamari Kitossa This important conference will highlight the historical presence of Black Canadians in Canada. The title refers to the crucial role that St. Catharines played in the Underground Railroad and... Continue Reading →

My first published poetry collection and other stuff.

On August 8th I received word that my poetry manuscript, "There Is No Escape Out Of Time" has been accepted by Insomniac Press. It will be out sometime in Spring 2016. Needless to say, after years of sending out manuscripts and working away at it, I'm a ball of excited emotion about this. Take a... Continue Reading →

UNDEFINED 2

Announcing our line up for UNDEFINED 2! UNDEFINED is a night with unfixed limits in art: language, music, and visual. Bringing the conceptual and experimental in poetry, film, performance, art, and music that fits nowhere and everywhere. **PWYC sugg. donation $5 (but no one will be denied entrance if they can't!) - a bucket/basket to... Continue Reading →

UNDEFINED 2: the unclassifiable event is back!

UNDEFINED 2  May 21, 2015 at VIDEOFAG (187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto) 7pm-10pm UNDEFINED is a night with unfixed limits in art: language, music, and visual. Bringing the conceptual and experimental in poetry, film, performance, art, and music that fits nowhere and everywhere. ******SUPER SPECIAL SECRET LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON SO KEEP IT ON... Continue Reading →

Some random thoughts after Avant-Canada 2014.

"We use the term Conceptual Writing in the broadest sense, so that it intersects other terms such as: allegory, appropriation, piracy, flarf, identity theft, sampling, constraint and others. Conceptual Writing, in fact, might be best defined not by the strategies used but by the expectations of the readership or thinkership." - Place, Vanessa, and Robert Fitterman.... Continue Reading →

Avant Canada in St. Catharines this week.

I've been so busy that I've forgotten to post here that I'll be chairing a panel at Avant Canada: Artists, Prophets, Revolutionaries in St. Catharines on Wednesday, November 5th. The panel is: "The Thinkership of Conceptual Literature– The Studio Gallery Panel Chair: Jacqueline Valencia (Independent Poet) Christian Bök (Calgary)—“To Ward Off a Diabolical Poetry.” Darren... Continue Reading →

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