Poetry

V. C. KAELIN, Poet

Biography | Poems | Earful

 

V. C. Kaelin, 2013.
Photo by Mikaël Lavogiez, Toronto.

V. C. KAELIN, Poet

Valérie C. Kaelin began writing poetry as a teenager. Her commitment to professional production began by enrolling in a workshop with Lynn Crosbie in 1998. Valérie workshops her poems twice a month with Muse Cooperative in preparation for publication. With the completion of In the Academy (E.F. Kaelin, 2006), the storyboard for Module 2 (2007-2012) and the 1998-2011 Production Bible for the School of Image Arts, she returns to an accelerated program of poetry and fiction in 2013.

 

Under Development

Discrete Trades. Collection of poems. Mentor: Allan Briesmaster

 

Illustrated Chap Book:

Kaelin, Valérie. Earful - Narrative & Dramatic Poems. Toronto: Polyglot Press & Promotions, 2003.

 

Writers Groups

2003-05
Coordinator, Muse Co-operative

2002-
Charter Member, Muse Co-operative (Bi-weekly poetry workshop)
Current members include: Clara Blackwood, Suzanne Bowness, David Clink, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Yaqoob Ghaznavi, Valérie C. Kaelin, Sandra Kasturi
Some former members: Rob Coleman, Mark Goldstein, Michael John Edwards, Rudyard Fearon, Andréa Jarmai, Francine P. Lewis (Charter Member), Lottie Price (Founder)

2001-02
Flight

1999-2000
Phoenix

 

Toronto Writers Workshop

2001-02
Poetry, with Libby Scheier

1998
Poetry, with Lynn Crosbie

 

Performances

April 06, 2004
Featured Reader: “Love in the Time of Globalization.”
The Art Bar, arranged by David Clink, artistic director.

Mar 14, 2004  
Featured Reader: “Selected Works.”  Syntactic Sunday, arranged by Clara Blackwood, series coordinator.

Arrive early. That’s my advice. This intimate venue fills up quickly…By the time the reading series is underway, it’s 8:30 p.m., and there is standing room only…One of the featured readers, Valerie Kaelin, has a back-up chorus of three women

“Yes, the band. Dani Couture explores Toronto’s reading series: Syntactic Sunday.” Word 10, no. 4 (April 2004): 8.

Feb 10, 2004
Group Performance: “For the Love of Poetry; The Poetry of Love.” The Art Bar, arranged by Andréa Jarmai, Art Bar board member.

Jan 22, 2004
Arranger and Featured Reader: “La Scénographie de la Sirène.” 3rd Floor Ryerson School of Image Arts Gallery.

Oct 10, 2003
Group Performance: “Farewell Celebration.” Nik Beat’s Words & Music at The Renaissance Café.

June 19, 2003
Book Launch Performance: “Earful.”  Performed with Daniela Nardi and Shauna Major. Grabba Jabba Poetry Series, arranged by Claudio Duran.

 

Interviews:

June 19, 2005
“On the Poetry of Rudyard Fearon.”  Heart of a Poet. Bravo!         Television.

Dec 16, 2004
“La Scenographie de la Sirène.” In Other Words, Host,
Anne Marie Shrouder. CIUT Radio.

 

Poetry Links:

Allan Briesmaster

 

V. C. Kaelin Poems

Sloping Sensorineural Loss

The Secret Space of Fabric

Fencing

The Cat Man

Every Garden an Eden

 

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