outrageous ix: autobiography of prince
"the unforeseen homecoming" was so great that we can't even come up with something funny to write about this one.
complete with an amazing crowd of supporters, outrageous is a monthly word art reading & open mic series that brings the ruckus because we have beef with uncomfortable spaces. we do poetry wrong. and by wrong, we mean better.
photographed by gman
hosted by e-nasty
open mic brought to life by mr gobuty
moral support from theresa.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: IT'S FREE. fuck your paper - that's some old shit
MUSICAL GUESTS: OPEN MARKET
...is a 19 year old up-and-comer in the Toronto poetry scene. She entered her first slam in January of this year at the Bam! Toronto Youth Slam, taking first place, and has been competing ever since. Her poetry is meant to be uncensored and honest, touching on the topics of love, privilege, feminism, sexuality, mental health and spirituality. Recently she has been working on incorporating original music of different styles into her performances, utilizing guitar, ukulele and piano in her poems—the goal being to create a new, dynamic experience for lovers of spoken word. Currently, she is a section editor for Pro Tem, Glendon’s bilingual newspaper and head blogger for a veterinary clinic in Orillia where she currently resides.
...is one of those artsy freaks - a performance poet, writer, painter, graphic designer, party instigator (Bridesmaidmania and the Toronto Tinfoil Hat Contest), and is the singer/guitarist for the increasingly notorious Toronto drunkrock band High Heels Lo Fi. She's been on two spoken word tours, twice performed at Word on the Street, was published in Reader's Digest, and The Globe & Mail called her "an off-colour feminist rant poet", to which she disagrees, but giggles.
...is a 22 year old white male currently suffering the stranglehold of a nine to five life between studies in philosophy and English literature. Secretly he schemes behind the walls of his cubical, concocting plans to advance his position as an artist. Many plans have been foiled but this will not stop him however, his need to be self-deprecating might. He simultaneously thanks you all for listening and apologizes for all of this in advance.
...is a Toronto-based writer, spoken-word artist, journalist and occasional actor. His performance style is influenced by slam conventions -- but subverts them with wit, dark humour and a satirical tone. For more than a decade, Jeff has performed in many, many readings and shows throughout Canada, England and parts of the U.S. He has authored four chapbooks and recorded two CDs; he has also toured with a one-man show, "Grouch on a Couch". The now-defunct TorontoPoets.com once called Jeff “one of the funniest spoken-word artists in Canada.”