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Poetry Cabaret

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Shani Mootoo, Phoebe Wang, and Michael Crummey

Poetry Cabaret

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Shani Mootoo, Phoebe Wang, and Michael Crummey
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Michael Crummey - Photo by Mo Pho
Phoebe Wang - Photo by Guillaume Morissette
Shani Mootoo - Photo by Quinte Studios

Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of live poetry. 


(Re)Generation contains selected poetry by Anishinaabe writer Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm exploring a range of issues: from violence against Indigenous women and lands to Indigenous erotica and the joyous intimate encounters between bodies. 


From internationally celebrated writer and visual artist Shani Mootoo comes  Cane | Fire , a long-awaited return to poetry. Throughout this collection, akin to a poetic memoir, past and present are in conversation with each other.


Waking Occupations , Phoebe Wang’s acclaimed second collection, contemplates our obligations to live in a creative, generative, and revolutionary way amid a cascade of global contingencies.


Passengers is the sixth poetry collection from Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Michael Crummey. Part travelogue, part archeological dig, Passengers is an eccentric guide to the wild geography, folklore, and misbegotten history of the human heart.


PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  


Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.


Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. Livestream links will be sent about an hour prior and will remain active for 48 hours. Please email to request a link.


Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.


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