Text walking in the shared space of the street, I glean and gather words with my phone. Then later, sensing my way, I begin to build these ICI pages. ICI is an unbound and unfinished bookwork of everyday poetics, created en collaboration avec Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.



The following are a few of the pages of ICI that I began to build in the summer of 2017, writing the stanzas using only words found and photographed on Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.



silent wings projecting déclarations d’expérience

simple, uncomplicated returns of fusion



yes! écrivez-nous with tag team motion

poesia for the city



oh, the places years ouvert

dans la nuit de lumière



l’original slush of blood tears

crush against loose truth



it is as if thunder hinged wonder

to welcome mellow mercy



fold open time, and hold in the palm of your hand

les espaces de demain



what if, presents a found round

a lucky raw collective, made in Montréal


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I lived in Montréal at two transitional stages of my life, and it was there that I began to be aware of sound’s impact on my creative practice. It was also there that I began to understand some of the felt complexities that exist for me, between language and body. On a recent return visit, I decided to try text walking in the streets of Montréal, working with the felt and the found, with both French and English.


(Friday, September 8, 2017)