Penn Kemp​

Poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has been lauded as a trailblazer since her first Coach House publication (1972), and a “one-woman literary industry” as London’s inaugural Poet Laureate and Western University’s Writer-in-Residence. Her latest collection is River Revery, Insomniac Press. She was the League of Canadian Poets’ Spoken Word Artist, 2015, Penn has long been a keen participant in Canada’s cultural life, with thirty books of poetry, prose and drama; seven plays and ten CDs produced as well as several award-winning videopoems. Her 2018 books of poetry are Local Heroes (Insomniac), and Fox Haunts (Aeolus House). Two plays published in 2017 about local hero Teresa Harris followed previous work from Quattro Books: Barbaric Cultural Practice and Jack Layton: Art in Action. Forthcoming is P.S., with Sharon Thesen, Kalamalka Press. See,,,, and

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