Friday, November 6, 2009
Liisa Ladouceur and Liz Worth
Liisa Ladouceur is a poet and arts reporter from Toronto. She is a member of the gothically-inclined Royal Sarcophagus Society collective, for which she has edited the anthology Nuit Blanche: Poems for Late Nights and curated literary/art special events. She likes to read aloud and has performed across North American on the Perpetual Motion Roadshow tour and in many Toronto venues from Harbourfront to the Bloor Cinema. A former zine editor, her culture reporting has has been widely published, she has been a regular contributor to MuchMoreMusic, CBC Radio and the like and she can be heard weekly on the all-horror podcast Rue Morgue Radio. Her first poetry collection, On Tenterhooks, a collection of verse about wanderlust, real-life monsters and dead relatives was published by Burning Effigy Press in 2008. She is currently completing a manuscript of pop music-inspired glosas.
Liz Worth is a Toronto-based writer who has written surreal punk fiction about death and debauchery, an example of which is her new book Eleven: Eleven (Trainwreck Press). Worth is also the author of Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto and Beyond, released in September 2009 (Bongo Beat). Her poetry can be found on the website ditch,. Worth has worked as a freelance writer and music journalist for numerous publications. She is one-half of the spoken word/experimental electronic music project Pack Animal. http://www.myspace.com/packanimal