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Performing with Maja Jantar at the Kluger Hans - Effect / Krikri Festival, March 31, 2011

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from Centre for Sleep and Dream Studies, a collaboration between a.rawlings and bluemouth inc. members Ciara Adams and Richard Windeyer at The Rhubarb Theatre Festival, Toronto, February 2011

Appearing at North of Invention: A Canadian Poetry Festival, Kelly Writers House, January 20-21, 2011

Complete reading (41:24): MP3

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Complete presentation (51:54): MP3

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FROM ENVIRONMENT CANADA, "I will not ruin the environment" & "Tree Hymn," performed by Maja Jantar and a.rawlings at Menningarnótt, Reykjavík, Iceland, August 22, 2010

  • complete reading (11:20): MP3

Órói, read with Maja Jantar, 2010/2011

  • complete recording (14:05): MP3

from Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists, "Collect, kill and mount specimen," at Logos Foundation for Krikri Polypoetry Festival in Ghent, Belgium, April 2, 2009

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from ENVIRONMENT CANADA, "Owls Suite," a structured improvisation collaboration between Jonathon Wilcke (tenor saxophone) and a.rawlings at The Vinegar Factory, Vancouver, November 2008

  • complete reading (7:41): MP3

DEAR SOS & DEAR SPP, for Sebastian Bradt, May 2008

  • Dear SOS (0:53): MP3
  • Dear SPP (1:49): MP3

from Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists, "537neon," at Krikri's Zaoem Polypoetry Festival in Ghent, Belgium, April 2008

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from Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists & Echology, a performance by Ciara Adams and a.rawlings, at Trent University's Doing It in Public: Performance Poetry Symposium in Peterborough, Canada, March 2008

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Reading for the Belladonna Series, New York, October 10, 2006

  • introduction (3:04): MP3
  • complete reading (20:32): MP3

from Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists

  1. Prologue (1:22): MP3
  2. Egg O Insomnia (5:39): MP3
  3. Apnea (2:46): MP3

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Poet, arts educator, and interdisciplinarian a.rawlings has presented and published work throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. In the last decade, she held the position of assistant publisher for The Mercury Press and hosted the first season of television documentary series Heart of a Poet. Her first book, Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), received an Alcuin Award for Design and was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award; the book is being translated into French. Her works-in-progress Environment Canada and Rule of Three have been exhibited in the Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, Niagara Arts Centre, and Infusoria in Belgium. As the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, angela spent 2009 and 2010 in Belgium, Canada, and Iceland working on her next manuscripts, researching sound/text/movement with special emphasis on vocal and contact improvisation, and collaborating with local artists. angela's current collaborators are experiential theatre company bluemouth inc. and Belgian artist Maja Jantar, Canadian musician Nilan Perera, and Canadian dancer Julie Lassonde.

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