Where poems and paintings meet: Watch. Keep on watching. The moment the viewer looks away, something will happen.
Carol Malyon sees paintings as minimalist narratives. The words are missing. She stares, concentrates, tries to imagine those missing words.
Only certain paintings, though: people with faces hidden, preventing eye contact; an atmosphere of mystery, foreboding, angst. Colville's paintings, for instance. Especially Colville's. His paintings disturb; demand attention.
About the author
Carol Malyon is the author of four novels, a collection of short fiction and several books of poetry. Her first short story collection, The Edge of the World (1991) was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book of Fiction, and her novel If I Knew I’d Tell You (1995) was short-listed for the SmithBooks / Books in Canada First Novel Award.
bill bissett’s charged readings, which never fail to amaze his audiences, incorporate sound poetry, chanting and singing, the verve of which is only matched by his prolific writing career?over 70 books of bissett’s poetry have been published. Whether paying tribute to his hometown lunaria or exercising his native tongue dissent, bissett continues to dance upon the cutting edge of poetics and performance works.