Performance, Couplets 15!

Thursday, November 23, 8-9 pm. #15: Couplets. A special pop-up episode featuring Penn Kemp & Marta Croll-Baehre. 42 Adelaide St N. (upper), London, ON. Free. Contact Andy Verboom. Launching Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets.

Marta and I are performing a collaborative poem… and sound poetry!


Performing Women: Playwrights and Performance Poets

The essays in this publication are from playwrights, performers, and poets relating their experiences and ideas concerning performance. Includes:

  • “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 and Political Act” by Sheri-D Wilson


“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. Essays include Cornelia Hoogland’s “Red Dresses Hang from the Trees and Towers”; Penn Kemp’s “Sounding the depth, the surface resounding”; and Sheri-D Wilson’s “Spoken Word Poetry as Political Act”.

Also available as copyscript online and in print from

Penn is an essayist in and editor of the two anthologies.