CBC Poetry Face-Off
Thursday, February 16th at 5 p.m. – Casa del
Popolo, 4873 Saint Laurent
For the fifth consecutive year, CBC Radio One will
celebrate Canada’s poetic imagination with a twist: by
giving it a competitive attitude. 14 selected cities
across the country will host live-before-an-audience
poetry combats, and five poets in each city will be
commissioned to write and perform their work on a
common theme. This year’s exciting theme is
irresistible. The audience at each combat will choose
their champion and the winning entry will move on to
the national play-offs. The finalists will then be
heard on CBC Radio’s Sounds Like Canada in April 2006,
the national listening audience will be able to vote
for their favourite, and a Canadian champion will
emerge. The Montreal event will be hosted by Patti
Schmidt and the performances will be accompanied by
musician Nicholas Caloia.
Among the competing poets will be Susan Elmslie, Susan
Gillis, David McGimpsey, Oana Avasilichioaei, and Jon
Paul Fiorentino, an eclectic group representative of
Quebec's new generation of literary artists.
Come and cheer them on!!!
This event is free, no guest list reservations
necessary but space is limited.
For more information go to www.cbc.ca/poetryfaceoff/