Art & Writings of Brenda Clews

◇ poetry ◇ drawing & painting ◇ videopoetry ◇

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Brenda Clews is a multi-media poet, artist and video poet who interweaves
poetry, painting, theory, dance and video in various ways in her work

Tidal Fury

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Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions, 2016) is an inaugural collection by a unique, powerfully evocative and imaginative voice. In language that haunts our throats, Tidal Fury is a poetry on the edge of the text of an interior ocean of fury and passion. The collection includes artwork from the poet.

Poetry & Music Salons Fundraiser

My May 2017 Poetry & Music Salon was a Fundraiser. I chose Doctors Without Borders (IMF) this year. They are a superb medical charity with 82% of your donation going to Field Operations Programs (15% to Fundraising & 3% to Administration). They focus on emergency areas world-wide and provide crucial medical services. I featured 6 poets and 6 musicians on May 27th in the afternoon at Palmerston Library Theatre, Toronto.

We raised $1,143.55!! For a bunch of poets and Indie musicians, phenomenal. We are a thriving, strong and giving community. I am so proud of everyone.

You can still donate on-line - an instant tax receipt is issued for any donations of $10. or above.

Recent Events
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On April 29th, I did a 1-hour performance of poems from Tidal Fury, accompanied by the maestro violinist, Tom Gannon Hamilton. Joseph Hochleitner kindly took photographs. There is a superb video of the performance mostly videoed by Jeff Howard (see my Tidal Fury page) that, to my eye, gets better as it goes on.

Upcoming Events

Featured reader at Charles Taylor's book launch

Start Date:

2017-05-17T19:30:47EDT


End Time:

2017-05-17T22:00:47EDT


Location:

Bar Italia, 582 College St, Toronto, Canada


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Poetry & Music Salon Fundraiser

Start Date:

2017-05-27T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-27T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


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Final Poetry & Music Salon (monthly series ends)

Start Date:

2017-06-24T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-24T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


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New members reading at The League of Canadian Poets

Start Date:

2017-06-11T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-01T13:30:00EDT


Location:

CSI Building meeting room, 192 Spadina Avenue


Event Description:

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Guest Poet at Linda Stitt's Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2017-09-09T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-09-09T15:30:00EDT


Location:

Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto


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Feature at 100,000 Poets for Change Toronto 2017

Start Date:

2017-09-16T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-09-16T22:00:00EDT


Location:

Mây, 876 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J1W1


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Feature at 100,000 Poets for Change Toronto 2017

Start Date:

2017-09-30T13:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-09-05T17:00:00EDT


Location:

Jeckyl and Hyde Pub 2350 Dundas St. W. N.E. Corner Dundas W & Bloor Opposite Dundas West Subway in Crossways Building


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Feature at Wild Writers

Start Date:

2017-11-01T19:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-11-01T21:30:00EDT


Location:

Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave, Toronto


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Books

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Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions, 2016) is an inaugural collection by a unique, powerfully evocative and imaginative voice. In language that haunts our throats, Tidal Fury is a poetry on the edge of the text of an interior ocean of fury and passion. The collection includes artwork from the poet.

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Fugue in Green (Quattro Books, forthcoming October 2017) is a gothic fairy tale. Two teens struggle with their psychotic mother as they seek asylum with their father. In resonant, echoing images of psychic connections between characters, a tale of abuse, madness, love and release emerges. Sumptuously written, the book is full of visions and deep understanding of the nascent creative mind and its relationship to nature.

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the luminist poems, a chapbook (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013, SOLD OUT), a romance, its dazzling and dangerous light, questions the paradoxes of who we are before the text blazes into visionary rapture.

"Brenda Clews offers us a pellucid voice that presents and interprets so clearly, it is almost as if light is shining through each one of the magnificent images in these mysterious poems." -John F. Walter


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