Wayde Compton & Kaie Kellough

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Raw Sugar Café

692 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ont.

Kaie Kellough is a word-sound systemizer.  His systems originate in the inchoate swirl of vowels, consonants, misspellings, shapes, stammerings, and emerge as audio recordings, books, visual entities, volumes of letters, and performances that verse and reverse utterance.

Kaie’s work fuses formal experiment and social engagement. Kaie is the author of 2 books of poetry: Lettricity (Cumulus Press 2004), and Maple Leaf Rag (Arbeiter Ring Publishing 2010), and 2 Sound recordings: Vox:Versus (WOW 2011), and Creole Continuum (HOWL! 2014). Kaie has performed and published internationally, and is presently working on a novel. 

Please visit www.kaie.ca and www.kaiesharp.ca.

Wayde Compton writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. He wrote 49th Parallel Psalm, which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize, and Performance Bond. His latest books are After Canaan: Essays on Race, Writing, and Region, which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, and The Outer Harbour: Stories. In addition to writing, Compton co-founded the Hogan’s Alley Memorial Project in 2002, an organization devoted to preserving the public memory of Vancouver’s black community. He is is the program director of Creative Writing in Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University.