September 1: Words you can’t say on the radio

Halli Villegas

This was Halli Villegas’s final night hosting the Art Bar. She is leaving the Art Bar team to devote more time to her imprint, Tightrope Books, which just opened an office in downtown Toronto.

Rob Gee

Rob Gee was kinetic, constantly in motion throughout his whole breathless performance of poems and recollections that lurched through a series of crazed experiences, including the only performance ever to have instigated a fight at Leamington Spa Peace Festival.

Apparently Rob had enough energy to trot over to Toronto in the middle of the run of Fruitcake, his one-man show at the Victoria Fringe.

On his own behalf, Rob says, “I like nothing better than to tap into the world of chaos and adventure that lurks behind the veneer of everyday life.”

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Tara Michelle

Tara Michelle’s reading was conversational to the point of her breaking out of one poem to address the audience. Featured below is a short conversation with Tara on Bloor St. and Clinton St.

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Randy Jacobs

The evening’s third high-energy set featured Vancouver-based poet and slam maestro Randy Jacobs (aka RC Weslowski). Randy, or RC, ecstatically recounted the joys of taking your pants off and swearing like a sailor.

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I like nothing better than to tap into the world of chaos and adventure that lurks behind the veneer of everyday life.
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