Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets, edited by Penn Kemp

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Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets, edited by Penn Kemp

An anthology of six essays by prominent Canadian women playwrights and performance poets. The contributors explore dramatic personal experiences of their work in performance. The anthology expands the possibilities of performing to include ritual and visual references as well as the resonance of sound.

Penn Kemp, Editor

Why Ducks, Anyway? by Kelly Jo Burke

Red Dresses Hang from the Trees and Towers: Red and Rapunzel are Missing by Cornelia Hoogland

Sounding the depth, the surface resounding by Penn Kemp

Zoomorphic Poetics (or, Why I Write So Many Poems About Wildlife) by Catherine Kidd

How does collaboration enhance performance poetry? The Intimate Power of Co-Creation by Susan McMaster

Spoken Word Poetry as Political Act by Sheri-D Wilson

Keywords: anthology, performance, women playwrights, performance poets, essays, personal experience.

Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: 2016 at the Canadian Writers' Summit, Toronto, ON

Running Time: 60 minutes
Acts: 1

Female Cast: 6
Other Cast: 1
Total Cast: 7

The anthology is also available as a printed version from the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets in their Living Archives series, www.poets.ca/feministcaucus / Email: info@poets.ca to purchase the chapbook.