POET, PAUL LISSON
AT THE ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON
AGH Free Thursdays:
April 1, 2021 – Virtual Event
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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The AGH is pleased to have Paul Lisson, local poet and co-editor of Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine, kick off National Poetry Month.
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” –Franz Kafka
Poems from Lisson’s book The Perfect Archive sparked creative responses from actor Simon Richards, musician and composer Dusty Micale, as well as visual artist Harold Klunder.
This Zoom event will present these response works along with a reading by Lisson himself.
GUERNICA EDITIONS launches the
Freedom to READ Challenge with PAUL LISSON during Freedom to Read Week February 23 – 29, 2020. The Challenge continues throughout the year.
Calling on all Librarians, Archivists, and Activists! Take the challenge and send us your photos!
Freedom to Read Week encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
DOWNLOAD the reading challenge here (PDF).
(Photograph of Librarian Paul Lisson and Cheryl Smith reading from The Perfect Archive. Photo by Cees van Gemerden.)
A reading from Paul Lisson’s The Perfect Archive at the Art Gallery of Hamilton Friday evening, December 6, 2019.
Photograph: Der Engel by Paul Lisson, on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton as part of the exhibition The Collection Continues. Until January 5, 2020. Der Engel is also featured in The Perfect Archive.
A reception for Hamilton’s Building Cultural Legacies will be held the same evening from 6pm to 9pm. FREE Admission to all AGH exhibitions on December 6.
Paul Lisson kicks off the AGH Town Hall with a reading from The Perfect Archive. Thanks to audience members for taking part in the reading!!!
November 14, 2019, 6pm: the Art Gallery of Hamilton presents its annual Town Hall, this year focusing on these key questions: What is the role of the Gallery in this community? What is missing from the AGH now? What should the Gallery be in the future? This session was moderated by Gail Lord, President of Lord Cultural Resources.
Hamilton: JOIN US for the next CCENA Long Table with Home X Work and The Perfect Archive. October 24, 2019, 3-5 PM (Room 204, McMaster Centre for Continuing Education, 1 James St. N.).
A reading from Paul Lisson’s new collection of poetry, The Perfect Archive: an exploration in poems of how documents and information can, have been, and continue to be manipulated to tell or erase events that occurred or are occurring. Paul Lisson acknowledges the generous support of the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
A presentation by Ashley Marshall about her photopoetic project Home X Work, where she revisits Hamilton, walking to explore themes such as home, distance, and return.
MORE INFO here.
Germany: Guernica Editions brings The Perfect Archive to the Frankfurt Book Fair: October 16 to 20, 2019. https://www.buchmesse.de/en
THE HAWK 101.5 FM RADIO
Paul Lisson reads from The Perfect Archive
ARTWAVES with host Bernadette Rule
Live Sunday October 20, 7pm
HAMILTON: JOIN US!! Celebrating Paul Lisson’s debut book of poetry at Artword Artbar! (15 Colbourne St.). Sincere thanks to Judith Sandiford and Ron Weihs at Artword Artbar! Sunday, September 22, at 4pm.
DUNDAS: Launch of The Perfect Archive at The Printed Word (69 King St. W.). Date: September 19, 2019 – 7pm. Thanks so much to James McDonald! Paul Lisson would like to acknowledge the generous support of the League of Canadian Poets, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
TORONTO: GUERNICA September launch is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 8th at 3:30 PM, at Supermarket Restaurant & Bar in Toronto’s Kensington Market (268 Augusta Ave). New Works by: Paul Lisson, K.R. Wilson, Amanda Hale, Sarah Xerar Murphy, Niki Lambros, Dave Carty, Laura Swart, Elizabeth Macaluso, and Johnny Armstrong.