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Couplets: London’s collaborative poetry & art series

Couplets Episode #19:
Vincent Colistro & David Janzen

Thursday June 28, 6 – 7 p.m.
Free admission; cash bar; book table
Facebook Event

“Fly me into June / 28th among the stars / Let me see poetries like / on Dundas Street (near bars) / In other Haunts, Victorian! / In other words, baby, Couplets!” —Frank Synergyatra

Vincent Colistro’s poems have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, Geist, Arc, and elsewhere. He was a prize-winner in the Short Grain contest and was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Poetry. “Late Victorians” (Véhicule Press‘s Signal Editions, 2016) is his first book. He lives in Toronto.


David Janzen is a writer, musician, and theorist. He has published critical & creative writing on music, crisis, Li Bai, Alberta Oil Sands, and political philosophy and has won the EVENT Non-fiction Prize and a National Magazine Award Honourable Mention. David also performs music under the moniker Local Haunts. He lives in London’s Old East Village.

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Free admission. Cash bar & book table. All donations go to performers. All the info you could ever want at

What is Couplets?

Two poets (or a poet & an artist of another stripe) are locked in mortal struggle/collegial mentorship for an entire month, plotting an evening of responses, renga, duets, live interview, disciplinary crossbreeding, shouting match, elaborate period-costume satire, and utterly net-less poetic tennis. For one night only, they present this collaboration to you. Live! In full colour and surround-sound! Free admission. Cash bar & book table. All donations go to the collaborators.

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