April Feature: July 17th to 22nd 2022, Deanna Radford, Gustave Morin, Tina Newlove & Andrew Hendriks

Deanna Radford ~ www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/poets/deanna-radford    Deanna Radford’s poetry is compelled by the language of human communication. It looks at our relationship to the Internet & the material space it occupies in our lives. Experimental sound poetry, art, the environment, & intersectional social justice inspire & influence her practice.  In prose, Deanna has written about literature, sound art, & music for Arc, Broken Pencil, Herizons, Musicworks, MUTEKmag, & others. Her poetry has been published by Art + Wonder, The Capilano Review, carte blanche, Free City Radio’s Art & Social Change, The Headlight Anthology, Occulto Magazine, & Vallum.  As a performance poet, Deanna appeared with Kaie Kellough & Margaret Christakos in Klara du Plessis’ Deep Curation series in Fall 2019. Her poetry/sound band Cloud Circuit launched its début recording (Archive Officielle Publications) in Spring 2020.  Deanna is a frequent judge of Poetry In Voice recitations, former curator of the Atwater Poetry Project, & a recent graduate of Concordia University’s MA in creative writing.

Gustave Morin ~ Gustave Morin is a fixture of the concrete poetry scene and the creator of Clean Sails, The Etcetera Barbecue, A Penny Dreadful, numerous chapbooks, and, as co–editor, The Windsor Salt. His work has also appeared in over 100 publications and over a dozen anthologies. Gustave makes his happy home at The Grove Stand — located on the outer edge of the Sun Parlour of Canada — in the frontier metropolis known as Windsor/Detroit. There he is deeply involved with Common Ground, an art gallery; Media City, a film festival; Imprimerie Espontaneo, a publishing enterprise; and 23 Skidoo!, an independent film ensemble. In addition to his many dark arts, he holds a fireworks operator certificate and is a member in good standing of both CUPE 543 and of I.A.T.S.E. local 580. Oi! to the savant garde!

Tina Newlove ~ tinanewlove.com

Tina Newlove continues to be recognized by curators and jurors as an artist who is making a significant contribution to the cultural life of Canada.The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto founded by members of the Group of Seven commissioned Tina to create the annual 1998/99 Executive List.  Her abstract oil painting titled Organizing my Mind is in the City of Toronto’s permanent collection. In 2011 Newlove received a First Place Award for her bronze sculpture A Song Grew Through My Rib Cage from Lakeshore Arts and in 2010 an Award of Merit for her painting Step Lightly at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. In 2008 Tina’s sponsors for her PROTECTION exhibition at the Latcham Gallery included Bruce Cockburn and the Ontario Arts Council. Tina Newlove is a founding member of Tribe of One, a Canadian Performance Collective that fuses the soul of Indigenous folk-funk rock with English, French, First Nation and Metis, singers, dancers, painters and musicians. In 2014, Tina received an exhibition assistance grant for her solo show Nervous Wait from the Ontario Arts Council  and was recommended by the Art Gallery of Burlington. 

Andrew Hendriks has been composing compelling electronic music since 1999. His ambient
soundscapes invoke concepts of man and machine, war, the division of classes, the struggle for
freedom, individual perceptions of reality and hope. He began concentrating on these themes
musically in 2000 while living and researching in the UK. His past residencies include a weekly event at the Gateway Internet Café, York England in 2000, Deep Forest Grooves, Third Link Fridays and Atmosphere in Guelph ON from 2001-2005 and at the Tennessee Tavern in Toronto ON in 2017-2019. He has had four CD releases. Andrew is a founding member of Baseline Sound System where he organized multiple free outdoor music events and facilitated live music in the
Guelph region.