Oral poet and playwright Marc LeMyre is mounting an evening of “electric poetry” at Theatre Glendon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8pm. This is one of a series of special cultural events complementing the Third International Colloquium on ICT-Enhanced French Studies, taking place in Toronto, Oct. 27-29.
Left: Poet Marc LeMyre
LeMyre, who has a BA in communications from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), works in a number of different fields, notably as poet, photographer, performance director and freelance producer for CBC Radio-Canada. He has garnered several prizes for his “electric poetry”. His poetry collection, Zones de dos de baleine (Whaleback Zones), published in 2001, received wide acclaim and his poetry CD-ROM – gaga pour ton zoom (Crazy for your Zoom) – received the ‘Trille d’or’ award for the best poetry album (French-language Category) in 2005.
At various times labelled provoking, insolent, plugged-in, amusing, passionate, or disturbing, LeMyre is difficult to categorize – but always a real performer and a unique phenomenon.
In his Oct. 29 performance at Theatre Glendon, located on the Glendon campus, LeMyre will present an evening of sound, image and music. Poésie électrique offers a rare chance to discover a new facet of poetry.
The evening is sponsored by Glendon’s Artistic and Cultural Affairs Office, under the direction of Martine Rheault, in collaboration with Alliance Française (Toronto) and York University (Keele campus). For further information contact Martine Rheault by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 56859. Information on this special performance can also be obtained by contacting the cultural service of Alliance Française at 416-922-2014, ext. 35, or by visiting the Alliance Française Web site.