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BU Literary Speakers' Series presents multimedia poetry and art by Vancouver's Karen Moe and Catherine Owen

November 9, 2006

BRANDON, MB On Saturday, November 18 the Brandon University Faculty of Arts Literary Speakers' Series is proud to present a multimedia poetry/art performance titled Cusp/detritus, featuring a poetry reading Catherine Owen and images by Karen Moe. The performance will take place in the Glen P. Sutherland Gallery of Art beginning at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free and all are welcome!

Catherine Owen has been publishing and performing poetry since 1993. Her works have appeared in periodicals such as the Dalhousie Review and Poetry Salzburg. Titles include Somatic: The Life and Work of Egon Schiele (Exile Edition 1998), nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award; Wrecks of Eden (Wolsak and Wynn 02), shortlisted for the BC Book Prize; and her new collections, Shall: Ghazals (Wolsak and Wynn 06) and Cusp/detritus (Anvil Press, 06). Her poems have been translated into Korean and Italian (Caneidie with Joe Rosenblatt, 05). She has a Masters degree in English (Simon Fraser University, 01) and plays bass/sings in the blackmetal band, INHUMAN.

Karen Moe is a photographer, multi-media performance artist and musician. Her shows include Perros: Dogs of Central Havana at the Havana Gallery in Vancouver and Pteros Gallery in Toronto. Lethe: a mock metaphysics was performed and exhibited at Xchanges Gallery in Victoria. Detritus Pieces was first exhibited at Exposure Gallery in Vancouver in 2005. EP, Stoic Pharmacy, will be released in fall 2006.

For more information on the Faculty of Arts Literary Speakers Series, or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Dale Lakevold Department of English Brandon University Phone: (204) 727-7413 Email:

Di Brandt Canada Research Chair in Literature and Creative Writing Brandon University Phone: (204) 571-8548 Email:

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