Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


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Kenneth Goldsmith has turned weather reports into poetry and Nathalie Miebach has turned raw weather data into sculptures and music. What does a hurricane sound like as a musical score? Listen for yourself:

Miebach’s art translates information about atmospheric conditions into the horizontal and vertical axes intrinsic to basket weaving and stringing beads. She makes visible the otherwise invisible complexities of meteorological systems. This kind of translation practice fascinates me a great deal because it makes what is easily ignored in the background lurch into the foreground in surprising material formations. Is it more difficult to ignore temperature trends if you can see them prodding deformed lunch hampers?

Here’s an article on Miebach’s work from a valuable source for the latest in contemporary art and poetics

Here is her website:

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Adam Dickinson

Adam Dickinson’s poems have appeared in literary journals in Canada and internationally. His first book of poetry, Cartography and Walking (Brick Books), was shortlisted for an Alberta Book Award. His second collection, Kingdom, Phylum (Brick Books), was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. His third collection of poetry, The Polymers is published by House of Anansi Press.

Go to Adam Dickinson’s Author Page