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 →

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 →

2016 Toronto Poetry Talks: Racism and Sexism in the craft

UPDATE #2: I created a website exclusively for Toronto Poetry Talks:  https://torontopoetrytalks.wordpress.com/ Everything about the conference including planning meetings will be found there from now on. UPDATE: 1st planning meeting on July 22nd 8pm at Paupers Pub, Toronto:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1462301630734574/ After much online and offline discussion and mostly out of frustration, an idea popped into my... Continue Reading →

Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury at Undefined 2, 2015

The following poems were read at Undefined 2:  http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2015/02/16/undefined-2/ as a response to Jennifer Chin's artwork in exhibit. Her work is a visceral take on consumption and consumerism. Before you read below, check out her work here: http://jenniferchin.ca/section/372581_A_Morphology_of_Luxury_2012_ongoing.html  ************************************************************** Response to Jennifer Chin’s A Morphology of Luxury by Jacqueline Valencia at Undefined 2 2015 Fruit Loops through... Continue Reading →

The Jesus And Mary Chain 30th Anniversary Tour – Phoenix Concert Theatre May 1, 2015

My ruminations on shows or albums here aren’t reviews. They’re often me waxing about nostalgia and the idolatry in it. It seems to be a theme with most shows these days. I’m trying to make up for lost time too of not going out to live performances as a kid. As a teenager I was... 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 →

Bauhaus into poetry

  On Wednesday May 14th 2014, a bunch of authors: Tony Burgess, Jade Wallace, Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Liisa Ladouceur, Liz Worth, and myself gathered at the Nocturne in Toronto to remix Bauhaus lyrics into poetry. Here are my remixed poems: Ecstasy Nerve ends crucifixion ecstasy One eye's closed checked in agony Will it stay shut?... Continue Reading →

UNDEFINED: a night with unfixed limits in art April 23rd @ Wilson 96

April 23rd, 2014, @Wilson 96 (now renamed Bar Radio) 615 College Street, Toronto, Ontario  (click for map) 7pm Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/669043146488107/ UNDEFINED is a night with unfixed limits in art: language, music, and visual. Bringing four conceptual poets, an experimental filmmaker, music that fits nowhere and everywhere. Featuring: * LIZ WORTH: Worth's first novel, PostApoc, was published... Continue Reading →

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