This cabaret will disregard acceptable taste in favour of the exceptionally tasty. Through the realms of raunch, these artists will invert normalized concepts of sex and sexuality, inviting us into a new land of kink and freedom. Come dressed as you are, as you wish to be, or as you wish to be seen.
Sheri-D Wilson has published eight collections of poetry. Her most recent, “Goddess Gone Fishing for a Map of the Universe,” is the first poetry book to use QR Codes that connect to video/audio/and interactive talk-back. Her collection, Re:Zoom (2005, Frontenac House), won the 2006 Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the CanLit Award. In 2011 she edited, The Spoken Word Workbook: inspiration from poets who teach (CSWS/BCP), an educational tool for teaching and writing Spoken Word. In 2009 CBC called her one of the Top 10 Poets in Canada. In 2003 she won the USA Heavyweight title for poetry, and in 2006 The National Slam of Canada presented her with the Poet of Honour Award. Of the beat tradition, in 1989 Sheri-D studied at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, in Boulder, Colorado. Sheri-D is known as The Mama of Dada.
C.R. Avery is a one man hip hop beatbox blues harmonica americana iconoclast. C.R.’s lyrical skills and vocal delivery have brought him to the forefront of the international spoken word scene. He is a past winner of the CBC national Poetry Face-Off. Scratchy, smoky, beaten by years of cigarettes and off-mike shouting in cabarets all over the world, C.R. Avery’s voice is instantly identifiable. C.R. has been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop.
Regie Cabico has been featured on two seasons of Def Poetry Jam. Cabico has won top prizes in the 1993, 1994 and 1997 at National Poetry Slams. His poetry appears in over 30 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution and Slam. Cabico is of Filipino American descent and is an out and proud gay man who has been called the Lady Gaga of spoken word poets.
[box]This show is All Ages.[/box]
[box]Tickets holders to CIPS Bouts #1-#4 will receive free admission to this show. Stick around![/box]
[box]Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Or you could buy a festival pass.[/box]