a rawlings is a mineral, plant, animal, person, place, or thing. Also known as Dr. Angela Rawlings, they are a Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist-researcher who works with languages as dominant exploratory material. Their practice seeks and interrogates relationality between bodies—be they human, more-than-human, other-than, non. Meditating on languages as inescapable lenses of human engagement, rawlings’ methods over the past twenty years have included sensorial poetries, vocal and contact improvisation, theatre of the rural, and conversations with landscapes.
rawlings has an extensive solo and group performance and exhibition background. They have performed throughout North America, Europe, and Australia at festivals including Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Oslo International Poetry Festival (Norway), and Tectonics Music Festival (Iceland, Scotland). Their work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Dedee Shattuck Gallery (USA), Hafnarborg (Iceland), Hanstholm Fyr (Denmark), and Kunsthall Trondheim (Norway).
rawlings’ books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE BOOKS, 2015), si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017), Sound of Mull (Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2019). Their book Wide slumber was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Their libretti include Að Hvala (for José Luis Anderson, 2021-3), Bodiless (for Gabrielle Herbst, 2014), and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). rawlings’ Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights (2013).
rawlings received their PhD from the University of Glasgow where they researched how to perform geochronology in the Anthropocene. In 2021-22, they researched becoming-with whales in the climate crisis as a postdoctoral fellow with H.M. Queen Margrethe’s and Vigdís Finnbogadóttir’s Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate, and Society. In 2022, rawlings co-curated SPHERE Festival for the Canadian National Arts Centre's Orchestra in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Royal Danish Library, and Nordic Bridges. They teach at the Iceland University of the Arts in the MFA for Performing Arts and MA in Music (New Audiences and Innovative Practices). rawlings loves in Iceland.
2015-2020 Ph.D. University of Glasgow. Dissertation: Performing Geochronology in the Anthropocene: Multiple Temporalities along North Atlantic Foreshores.
2011-2014 M.Sc. University of Iceland. Major: Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Management.
1997-2001 B.A. (Hons) York University. Major: Creative Writing. Minor: Fine Arts Cultural Studies.
FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
2021-2022 Postdoctoral Fellowship. University of Iceland/Århus University. Research: Becoming-with Whales in the Climate Crisis: Iceland as Multispecies Collaboratory.
2017 Greenlight District Writer Residency (Norway)
2016 Baia Mare Multidisciplinary Artist Residency (Romania)
2014 Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri Artist-in-Residence (Iceland)
2012 Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence (Australia)
2008, 2011 Writers in Electronic Residence (online)
2009-2010 Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Belgium, Canada, Iceland)
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2020 RSÍ Writers' Fund (Iceland), Listamannalaun (Iceland)
2017 Listamannalaun (Iceland), Nordic Culture Point Mobility Fund
2015 Lord Kelvin/Adam Smith Scholarship (University of Glasgow)
2014 Professional Writers Grant (Canada Council for the Arts)
2013 Shortlisted for Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights
2011 Literary Performance Grant (Canada Council for the Arts), Word of Mouth Grant
(Ontario Arts Council)
2007-2011 Writer’s Reserve Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2008 Nominated for K.M. Hunter Artists Award, Word of Mouth Grant (Ontario Arts
Council), Travel Grant (Canada Council for the Arts), Writer’s Grant (Toronto Arts
2007 Alcuin Award for Book Design, shortlisted for Gerald Lampert Award for Best Debut
Book of Poetry, Works-in-Progress Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2006-2008 Artists in Education Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2006 Hatch: Emerging Performance Projects Award (Harbourfront Centre), Theatre Project
Grant (Toronto Arts Council)
2005-2006 Word of Mouth Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2005 Arts Education Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2003-2005 Writer’s Reserve Grant (Ontario Arts Council)
2002 Electronic and Spoken Word Grant (Canada Council for the Arts)
2001 bpNichol Award for Distinction in Writing
2021-3 Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Ocean, Climate, and Society, University of Iceland
2015-2022 Ós Pressan Board of Directors
2014-Now STEF, Iceland
2014-Now Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada
2006-Now Access Copyright, Public Lending Rights
2009-2012 hum dansoundart Board of Directors (President 2010-2012)
2006-2012 The League of Canadian Poets, The Writers’ Union of Canada
2007-2010 bluemouth inc. Board of Directors (President 2007-2009)
LITERATURE, TELEVISION, AND THEATRE
2019-2020 Reykjavík Ensemble International Theatre Company (dramaturg)
2012-2014 Joyland Poetry (consulate editor)
2011 Reykjavík International Poetry Festival (artistic director)
2002-2008 The Mercury Press (assistant publisher)
2006 Theatre Gargantua (assistant director)
2001-2006 The Lexiconjury Reading Series (co-organizer)
2005 Heart of a Poet (host) television documentary series for BookTelevision, Bravo!, and
Canadian Learning Television
2004-2005 Sumach Press (publicist)
2001-2004 The Scream Literary Festival (artistic liaison), rabble.ca (administrator)
1997-1999 existere (assistant editor)
2021-Now Iceland University of the Arts / Listaháskólinn (Iceland)
2021 LungA School (Iceland)
2020-Now MOONLINE Writers' Lab (online)
2020 Š, Ž Collaboratory (Zagreb, Croatia)
2018 Ganz Nova Activating the Geopoetic (Zagreb, Croatia)
2018 Poetry in the classrooms workshop for NTNU's Department of Teacher Education (Trondheim)
2017 Multilingual writing workshop in Reykjavík
2016 Multilingual writing workshop in Baia Mare, Romania
2014-2015 Creative writing workshops on multilingualism for Reykjavík UNESCO City of
2012 Ear Knows Throat workshops in Queensland, Australia (Cairns, Townsville, Mackay,
Longreach, Gold Coast, Brisbane)
2012 High-school workshops for Arts Queensland and Brisbane Writers Festival
2012 Sound and text workshops for Menningarverknið Hlaðan
2011-2012 Online workshops in ecopoetics and manuscript development
2011 Ear Knows Throat workshop for Brock University’s Creative Writing Club
2010-2011 Ear Knows Throat workshops for Toronto New School of Writing
2009 Creative writing workshops for Reykjavík’s Impromptu Series
2008 Creative writing and drama workshops for Learning through the Arts
2008 Vocable workshop with Ciara Adams for Doing It in Public: Poetry in Performance
Symposium at Trent University
2008 Vocable workshop with Ciara Adams for Queen’s University
2007 Creative writing course instructor for Ryerson University
2007 Vocable workshop with Ciara Adams
2006 Joy of Editing workshop for Toronto Public Library’s Youth Conference
2004-2006 Publishing workshop for Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute’s Going to Press Fair
2004 Online workshop in digital collaboration at terminus1525.ca
GUEST LECTURES, PANELS, AND CONFERENCES
2018 Paper presentation with Libe García Zarranz at NACS Conference (Akureyri)
2018 Paper presentation for Canada and Beyond at University of Huelva
2017 Guest lecturer for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2017 Guest lecturer University of Glasgow's Archaeology Department
2015 Panelist for Copenhagen's Transart Transspecies Festival
2015 Guest lecturer on the praxis of Gibber for Ausland (Berlin), Stichting Perdu (Amsterdam), and Poiesis Conference (Zagreb)
2014 Guest lecturer on ecolinguistic activism near Icelandic glaciers for The Free University
of Brussels’ Flow and Fracture: Ecopoetics Symposium
2014 Guest lecturer on artistic practice for the Art Gallery of Akureyri
2014 Panelist for Oslo International Poetry Festival’s Canadian Praxis Discussion
2014 Panelist on Feminist Future Gardes and Praxis Talk panels for Avant Canada
2013 Panelist for Berkeley’s Ecopoetics Conference
2011 Featured writer and lecturer at University of Pennsylvania’s and Poets House’s North
of Invention Festival of Canadian Poetry
2011 Featured writer for Trent University’s Canadian Literature course
2011 Panelist for New Realisms Colloquium at University of Guelph
2009 Consultant for Ontario Arts Council’s Literary Program Review
2009 Featured writer for Brock University’s Poetry course
2009 Featured writer for University of Guelph’s TransCanada Literary Conference
2009 Panelist on Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices Magazine for Ontario Library
Association’s Annual Conference
2008 Featured writer and lecturer for University of Toronto’s Influency course
2008 Featured writer for Blyth Academy’s Grade 11 and 12 classes
2008 Featured writer for Ontario College of Art and Design’s Creative Writing course
2008 Featured writer for Ryerson University’s pre-entry English course
2008 Featured writer for Simon Fraser University’s second-year English course
2008 Featured writer for York University’s Canadian Writers in Person course
2008 Featured writer for York University’s Introduction to Creative Writing course
2008 Guest lecturer for University of Toronto’s Literature course
2008 Guest lecturer for University of Toronto’s Prose and Poetry courses
2008 Panelist for Doing It in Public: Poetry in Performance Symposium at Trent
2006 Guest lecturer on sound in poetry for Temple University’s Creative Writing course
2004-2007 Guest lecturer with Katherine Parrish on digital poetics for York University’s
Introduction to Contemporary Literature course
2003 Panelist on reading series at Chicago’s AWP Conference
CONTEST AND GRANT ADJUDICATION
2012 Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge
2011 Bywords Poetry Contest’s John Newlove Award
2009 Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Awards
2009 Ontario Arts Council’s Word of Mouth Grant
2007-2009 Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices (ages 17-19)
2007 Durham Region Poetry Contest
2005-2006 Toronto Public Library’s Young Voices (ages 12-14)
2014 Figure, a poetic oracle (with Sachiko Murakami) commissioned by Iceland’s Disaster
2012 Gibber, an ecopoetic countermap commissioned by Arts Queensland and State Library
2012 Lunalia, a distance collaboration in ESP and vocal improvisation with Maja Jantar
2001-2004 LOGYoLOGY, hypertext investigation of studies of studies of
2014 Bodiless. Composer: Gabrielle Herbst. Produced by Roulette (Brooklyn)
2012-2014 Longitude. Composer: David Brynjar Franzson. Produced for Ultima Contemporary
Music Festival (Oslo), Transtart (Bolzano), De Bijloke (Ghent), and Dark Music Days (Reykjavík)
Sound of Mull. Copenhagen: Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2019.
si tu. Zagreb: MaMa, 2017.
o w n, with Heather Hermant and Chris Turnbull. Vancouver: CUE Books, 2014.
Wide slumber for lepidopterists. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2006. 3rd printing.
CHAPBOOKS AND BROADSIDES (AUTHOR)
"Blåskjell i Biocide," Greenlight District Literary Edit. Skien: Spriten Forlag, 2017.
In Memory: Jökull. Berlin: Broken Dimanche Press, 2015.
The Great White North. Berlin: Broken Dimanche Press, 2015.
The Great Canadian. Buffalo: Low Frequency Press, 2015.
Home. Calgary: No Press, 2011.
Tree Hymn. San Francisco: Zumbar Press, 2011.
hljóðljóð. Toronto: things like press, 2010.
ljóðapoems. Edmonton: The Olive Reading Series, 2008.
owlution vs. wolvolution. Prince George: CNC Broadside Series, 2007.
W I D E R: B-sides, remixes, and rarities. New York City: Belladonna Books, 2006.
dyssomnia. Toronto: things like press, 2004.
silmaril iritidan, somnoptera. Toronto: things like press, 2003.
[a,r] [s’c], with Stephen Cain. Calgary: housepress, 2002.
pins in ings if, with derek beaulieu. Calgary: housepress, 2002.
Cova, Helen. Autosarcophagy—To Eat Oneself. Reykjavík: Ós Pressan, 2020.
Kraljii Gardiner, Elee. Trauma Head. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2018.
McEwen, Andrew. If Pressed. Toronto: BookThug, 2017.
Kraljii Gardiner, Elee. Serpentine Loop. Vancouver: Anvil Press, 2016.
Burton, Brea and Jill Hartman. Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typhoon Mary. Toronto: The Mercury
beaulieu, derek, Jason Christie, and Angela Rawlings. Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry.
Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2005. 2nd printing.
Barwin, Gary and derek beaulieu. frogments from the frag pool: haiku after Basho. Toronto: The
Mercury Press, 2005.
Zolf, Rachel. Masque. Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2004.
ANTHOLOGIES AND CDs (CONTRIBUTOR)
“Echolology” excerpt. Earth Bound: Compass Points for an Ecopoetics. Middletown, Connecticut:
Wesleyan University Press, forthcoming.
“Að Jökla.“ Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing within the Anthropocene. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2018.
“Ecolinguistic Activism and How to Rite.” Narrating Life: Immunity, Mutation, and Contagion.
Amsterdam: Rodopi/Brill, 2015.
“Wide slumber” and “Gibber” excerpts. The Dark Would. Bury: Apple Pie Editions, 2013.
“Hljóðljóð.” A Global Visuage. Vienna: edition ch, 2012.
“Rule of Three” excerpt. I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women. Los Angeles: Les
Figues Press, 2012.
The Element Choir. Toronto: Barnyard Records, 2010.
“EFHILMNORSTUVWY” excerpt. ReGreen. Sudbury: Your Scrivener Press, 2009.
“Ljóðapoems” excerpt. Af steypu. Reykjavík: Nýhil, 2009.
“Ljóðapoems” excerpt. Icelandic-Canadian Poetry. Toronto: BookThug, 2009.
“Voyage” excerpt, with François Luong. A Sing Economy. Albany: Flim Forum Press, 2008.
“Environment Canada” excerpt. Andthology. Toronto: Other Clutter, 2007.
“LOGYoLOGY” excerpt. Strong Words: Year Two. Toronto: Indiepolitik, 2007.
“Wide slumber” excerpt. 131.839 slög með bilum. Helsinki: ntamo, 2007.
“sexology.” Desire, Doom, and Vice. Stratford: Wingate Press, 2005.
“Wide slumber” excerpt. Pissing Ice: An Anthology of ‘New’ Canadian Poetry. Toronto: BookThug,
“warlings.” The Common Sky: Writers Against the War. Toronto: Three Squares Press, 2003.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (CONTRIBUTOR)
"Áffal Traume Island At blive gletsjer" written with and translated by Ida Bencke. Kritik (2016).
"Five Meditations on Desire and Loss near Glacial Moraines." Scapegoat Journal (2016).
"Five Meditations on Listening" translated into Dutch by Samuel Vriezen. nY #31 (2016).
"Diktur." Jacket2 (2016): online.
“Rusl: Trash in Iceland.” Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (2014).
“Kok og okkur: Kristín Eiríksdóttir beyond the book.” Jacket2 (2014): online.
“Bý: an útlendingaljóðskald’s ecolinguistic activism through apiculture and Icelandic-language
acquisition.” Jacket2 (2014): online.
“Rhyme-off of off-rhyme.” Jacket2 (2012): online.
“Sound, Poetry.” Jacket2 (2011): online.
Dialogue with Sandra Alland on collaboration and performance. Open Letter (2011).
“Sound Poetry.” Open Letter (2009).
“Micropressay.” Open Letter (2003).
CREATIVE JOURNALS (CONTRIBUTOR)
"Poethical Witness: Asemic Reading." Alterity, Corbel Stone Press (2017).
"NORD." Lyrikvännen (2016).
“DESOURCE.” The Volta (2013): online.
“echolology” excerpt. Le laboratoire l’autre musique (2013): online.
“echolology” excerpt. Poetry Is Dead (2013): online.
“echolology” excerpt. Stroboscope (2013): online.
“RUSL” excerpt. The Volta (2013): online.
“Environment Canada” excerpt. The Capilano Review (2012).
“Environment Canada” excerpt. Forward Slash (2012).
“Environment Canada” excerpt. ooteoote (2012): online.
“Gibber” excerpt. Samplekanon (2012): online.
“How to Manage a Conservation Conversation.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2012).
“Mad Vectors.” Rampike (2012).
“Mark My Words: Essay on Dance and Poetry.” Action, Yes! (2012): online.
“Meaning as Parasitic on Language.” Stína (2012).
“Visual Poetry” with Ragnhildur Jóhannsdóttir. Endemi (2011).
“EFHILMNORSTUVWY” excerpt. Almost Island (2011): online.
“Environment Canada” excerpt. Open Letters (2011): online.
“You Mirror Mirror.” Influency Salon (2010): online.
“EFHILMNORSTUVWY” excerpt. The Goose (2009).
“ljó›apoems” excerpt. Tregawött (2009): online.
“Rule of Three” excerpt. Action, Yes! (2009): online.
“Wide slumber” excerpt. Fusées, French translation by François Luong (2009).
“Wide slumber” excerpt. Kluger Han, Dutch translation by Xavier Roelens (2009).
“echology” excerpt. How2 (2008): online.
“echology” excerpt. Tregawött (2008): online.
“EFHILMNORSTUVWY” excerpt and artist statement. The Capilano Review (2008).
“echology” excerpt. Matrix Magazine (2007):
“Environment Canada” excerpt. PRISM International (2007):
“The New Canadian Pornography.” Matrix Magazine (2007):
“Top five books.” MONDOmagazine (2007): online.
“Environment Canada” excerpt. BafterC (2006):
“Environment Canada” excerpt. Nypoesi (2006): online.
“The New Canadian Pornography.” Matrix Magazine (2006):
“Wide slumber” excerpt. The Capilano Review (2006).
“The New Canadian Pornography.” Matrix Magazine (2005).
“Wide slumber” excerpt. Gig (2005).
“Interview with Jon Paul Fiorentino.” filling Station (2005).
“Wide slumber” excerpt. filling Station (2005).
“Wide slumber” excerpt. West Coast Line (2005).
“Introduction.” OCAD Student Handbook (2004).
“Wide slumber” excerpt. Alterran Poetry Assemblage (2004).
“LOGYoLOGY” excerpt. dANDelion (2004).
“Dreamer prone to sleep apnea.” Literary Review of Canada (2003).
“LOGYoLOGY” excerpt. Arras 5 (2002): online.
“Iceland Airwaves concerts (various), including Sigur Rós.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2012).
“Iceland Airwaves concerts (various), including Björk’s Biophilia.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2011).
“Book Arts Exhibition at Nylistasafn.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2011).
“Ge9n.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2011).
“Reykjavík Music Mess (various).” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2011).
“Transaquania: Into Thin Air.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2010).
“Peaches concert.” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2010).
“Iceland Airwaves concerts (various).” The Reykjavík Grapevine (2009): online.
“Poem Explained from Aethel by Donato Mancini.” Lemon Hound (2008): online.
“Princess of the Stars by R. Murray Schafer.” eye Weekly (2007).
“On My Knees by Cathy Gordon.” eye Weekly (2007).
“Good Egg, Bad Seed by Susan Holbrook.” Matrix Magazine (2004).
“Museum of Bone and Water by Nicole Brossard.” Word: Toronto’s Literary Calendar
“Excessive Love Prostheses by Margaret Christakos.” Word: Toronto’s Literary Calendar
FEATURES AND INTERVIEWS
2017 Interviewed by Clarise Foster for Contemporary Verse 2
2016 Interviewed by Robert Worby for BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now
2015 Lynn Keller writes on Wide slumber for lepidopterists in "Ecopoetic Intersubjectivity," Jacket2
2015 Lára Aðalsteinsdóttir writes on Áfall/Trauma in Kvenréttindafélag Íslands
2014 Interviewed by Afton Wilky for Jacket2
2014 Interviewed by Mette Karlsvik for The Reykjavík Grapevine
2013 Gibber featured as part of Curating the Cosmos’ online exhibition for the Association
of American Geographers
2013 Interviewed by Adele Barclay for Stroboscope
2013 Interviewed by Arman Kazemi for CBC Community
2013 Interviewed by Gary Barwin for Jacket2
2013 Poetry dossier for Chilean literary journal Revista Laboratorio
2012 Interviewed by Christine Leclerc for ooteoote and Pink Noise
2012 Interviewed by Graham Nunn for Cordite
2012 Interviewed by Kristín Svava for Druslubækur og doðrantar
2012 Interviewed on Brisbane’s 4ZZZ Community Radio
2012 Interviewed on Queensland Poetry Residency for ABC Radio North
2012 Interviewed on Queensland Poetry Residency for Brisbane News
2012 Interviewed on Toulouse Public Radio
2011 Interviewed by Jeff Latosik for OpenBook: Toronto
2011 Interviewed by Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir for RÚV National Radio
2010 Interviewed by Ásgeir Ingólfsson for Kistan
2010 Interviewed by Brook Houglum for The Capilano Review
2010 Interviewed by Melanie Janisse for OpenBook: Toronto
2009 Interviewed by Flemish TV for Infusoria exhibition
2008 Interviewed by Kristina Jaggard for UBC English course
2008 Interviewed by Lisa Young for Gadzooks!
2008 Interviewed by Michael Weber for Trent University English course
2008 Poetry featured on ditch,
2006 Interviewed by Brian Joseph Davis for eye Weekly
2006 Interviewed by Dana Gagnier for Entomological Society of Ontario’s quarterly
2006 Interviewed by Kate Greenstreet for kickingwind.com
2006 Interviewed by Suzanne Zelazo for The Danforth Review
2006 Interviewed by Wanda O’Connor for Ottawa Xpress
2006 Interviewed by derek beaulieu for Calgary FFWD
2003 Featured as an emerging Canadian artist. Article by Shawn Micallef for
“Wide slumber” excerpt translated by Marta Guðrún Jóhannesdóttir for RÚV National Radio
“Wide slumber” excerpt translated by Xavier Roelens for Kluger Han (2009), Belgium.
“Wide slumber” excerpt translated by François Luong for Fusées (2008), France.
“Wide slumber” excerpts translated by Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl and Hjörvar Pétursson for Nýhil
International Poetry Festival (2006), Iceland.
“Wide slumber” excerpt translated by María Eugenia de la Rivera. Esperpentia (2005), Chile.
2017 Intime and ( SUND ), Kunsthall Trondheim (Trondheim)
2017 Intime and Jöklar, MondoBooks at Lofoten International Art Festival (Henningsvær)
2017 Intime and ( SUND ), Inter Arts Centre (Malmö)
2017 ( SUND ) for 3D Poetry Editor, Oslo Digital and Visual Poetry Festival (Oslo)
2017 ( SUND ) for 3D Poetry Editor, Poetry International (Rotterdam)
2016 RUSL, Oslo Digital and Visual Poetry Festival (Oslo)
2015 Jöklar, "Running with Concepts: The Geologic Edition (Mississauga)
2015 X X X, "The Word's Head (Oslo)
2015 NORD, Feira Literária Internacional de Mato Grosso do Sul (Rio de Janeiro)
2015 Jöklar, Coldfront Magazine exhibition (New York City)
2014 Figure: A Poetic Oracle, Disaster Days Festival (Hólmavík)
2014 No Slumber for Industrial Ecologists, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (Hjalteyri)
2014 RUSL: Jökulsárlón, “Räume für Notizen,” Wechselstrom Gallery (Vienna)
2013 RUSL: Jökulsárlón, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (Hjalteyri)
2011 Audio recording, Croak launch (Toronto)
2011 Audio recording, E(ar)-mail, Riverside Festival (Dawson City)
2011 Rule of Three, Bird Is the Word Visual Poetry Exhibition, Niagara Arts Centre (St.
2011 “The Great Canadian,” rout/e Trail Installation (Ottawa)
2009 Rule of Three, Infusoria Visual Poetry Exhibition, Maison des Cultures (Brussels) and
2008 echology, “Less Is More: The Poetics of Erasure, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver)
2008 Portrait by Pierre Maraval, Mille Femmes, Luminato Festival (Toronto)
2008 Sound poetry for Shh Aah Ooh, Canadian Film Centre New Media Residency
2007 echology, 9 Poets 9 Cities Series (Seoul)
2018 Litteraturhuset (Trondheim)
2017 Roskilde Festival (Roskilde), Literaturhaus (Copenhagen), Greenlight District Festival (Skien), Eyes as Big as Plates Exhibition Opening (Reykjavík), CV2 and núna/now Launch (Reykjavík)
2016 Óvinir (Reykjavík), Oslo Digital and Visual Poetry Festival (Oslo), Broken Dimanche (Berlin), Surrey New Writers Festival (Guildford), Powlows Whiskey Klub (Berlin), Supernormal Festival (Reading)
2015 Transart Transspecies (Copenhagen), Art Bar Poetry Series (Toronto), Poiesis Conference (Zagreb), Menningarnótt (Reykjavík)
2014 Poets House (New York City), Disaster Days Festival (Hólmavík), Oslo International
Poetry Festival (Oslo), bpNichol Symposium (St. Catharines), LitLive Reading Series
(Hamilton), Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (Hjalteyri), Rowers Pub Reading Series
(Toronto), Prairie Lights Reading Series (Iowa City), Ecopoetics Conference (Brussels)
2013 Women on the Edge (Lofoten), Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavík), Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (Hjalteyri)
2012 Nýlókórinn (Reykjavík), Mix’Art Myrys (Toulouse), Norðurpollinn (Seltjarnarnes),
Endemi #3 launch (Reykjavík), SpeedPoets (Brisbane), Page vs. Stage (Brisbane),
Queensland Poetry Festival (Brisbane), Brisbane Writers Festival (Brisbane),
Vatnasafn (Stykkishólmur), Nýlistasafn (Reykjavík)
2011 North of Invention Festival of Canadian Poetry (Philadelphia, New York City), Drift
(Calgary), Edmonton Poetry Festival (Edmonton), Grey Borders Reading Series (St.
Catharines), Niagara Arts Centre (St. Catharines), Krikri Polypoetry Festival (Ghent),
The Scream Literary Festival (Toronto), Menningarnótt (Reykjavík), 100,000 Poets for
2010 Pivot Reading Series (Toronto), This Ain’t the Rosedale Library Reading (Toronto),
Vooruit Literary Programming (Ghent), Livewords Reading (Toronto), Stichting
Perdu Reading (Amsterdam), BruSlam (Brussels), Logos Hyperpolyphony Concert
(Ghent), PoetryTV (New York City), Maelstrom Fiestival (Brussels), Berlin Poetry
Festival (Berlin), Draft Reading Series (Toronto), The Scream Literary Festival
(Toronto), Art Bar Reading Series (Toronto), Queensland Poetry Festival (Brisbane),
Nýhil International Poetry Festival (Reykjavík), AvantGarden Reading Series
2009 Laurentian University (Sudbury), Ice Scream Social (Toronto), Wilson on Colbert
Reading (Toronto), Vagabond Trust Reading Series (Toronto), Krikri Poetry Festival
(Ghent), Improvisation with Jaap Blonk (Eindhoven), Impromptu Reading Series
(Ghent), Logos Tetratheader Concert (Ghent), Scream Literary Festival’s Open Letter
launch (Toronto), Figure of Speech Performance Series (Toronto), Nýhil International
Poetry Festival (Reykjavík), Nýhil Open Mic (Reykjavík), Nýhil “Blame Canada”
Reading (Reykjavík), Play Chthonics Reading Series (Vancouver), Wired Writers’
2008 Zaoem Polypoetry Festival (Ghent), York University (Toronto), Plasticine Poetry
Series (Toronto), Tertulia Poetry Series (Toronto), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Erotic
Fantastic (Toronto), Olive Reading Series (Edmonton), KSW Reading (Vancouver)
2007 PRISM International (Vancouver), Strong Words Series (Toronto), Draft Series
(Toronto), Live Poets Society Series (Toronto), Onward Ho Buddies in Bad Times
(Toronto), Pilot Series (Montreal), Riff/Raft (Toronto), WordStage (Toronto), Scream
Literary Festival’s Science Poetry Panel (Toronto), Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Nýhil
International Poetry Festival (Reykjavík), Mál og menning (Reykjavík), Grey Borders
Series (Prince George), New College of Caledonia Reading Series (Prince George),
Queen’s University (Kingston)
2006 Nuit Blanche (Toronto), The Scream Literary Festival (Toronto), Scream in the Square
(Toronto), Ecopoetics Symposium (Brandon), Just Buffalo Reading Series (Buffalo),
Calgary International Spoken Word Festival (Calgary), Shift & Switch launches
(Buffalo, Fredericton, Halifax, Mahone Bay, Montreal, Ottawa, Philadelphia,
Windsor), Wide slumber for lepidopterists launches (Hamilton, Montreal, Toronto,
Winnipeg), Red School House Poetry Primer (Kingston), Wolfe Island Literary
Festival (Kingston), Belladonna Reading Series (New York City), Poets House (New
York City), Ottawa International Writers Festival (Ottawa), Moles Not Molar Series
(Philadelphia), Hot-Sauced Words Series (Toronto), Word on the Street (Toronto),
Live Poets Society Series (Toronto), Box Series (Toronto), GritLit Festival (Hamilton)
2005 Shift & Switch launches (Toronto, Vancouver), Domm, Desire, and Vice launch
(Toronto), Scream on a High Note (Toronto), Art Starts Youth Open Mic (Toronto),
Art Bar Poetry Series (Toronto), IV Lounge Series (Toronto)
2004 Come As You Are (Toronto), 3 Blind Mice (Calgary), Scream on a High Note
(Toronto), Steamwhistle Roundhouse (Toronto), New Work Gallery (Toronto)
2003 dANDelion launch (Calgary), Memorial University (Corner Brook)
2002 Lexiconjury Reading Series (Toronto), read4ever (Toronto), Mini Digital Poetry
Festival (New York City)
2001 existere launch (Toronto), Idler Pub Series (Toronto)
2018 Völva at Lunalia Festival (Mechelen)
2016 Moss Moss Not Moss at Tectonics Music Festival (Glasgow)
2016 Performer in Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir's "H e (a) r," premiered at Nordic Music Days (Reykjavík)
2014 Völva at Tectonics Music Festival (Reykjavík)
2012 Performer in Nýlókórinn (Icelandic Sound Poetry Choir)
2012 Text and vocal reading, Mykines’ songs “Sunsert over Hverfell Crater” and “Die No”
2010 Vocal improviser, CoExisdance 25 and 27 (Toronto)
2008-2010 Performer in Christine Duncan’s Element Choir (Toronto)
2009 Performed with Reykjavík!, Réttir (Reykjavík)2008 Performed with Reykjavík!, Canadian Music Week (Toronto)
2007 Performance in Heard of Poets documentary
2007 Wide slumber audio recording, Visual and Sound Poery (Helsinki)
THEATRE, DANCE, FILM
2014 STRUTT Wearable Arts Show, Niagara Arts Centre (St. Catharines)
2014 Wide slumber for lepidopterists, David Lang’s Theatre (Manhattan)
2014 Wide slumber for lepidopterists, Reykjavík Arts Festival (Reykjavík)
2011-2012 Parasite, Compagnie Sputnik (Poitiers, Toulouse)
2011 Centre for Sleep and Dream Studies, Rhubarb Theatre Festival (Toronto)
2011 Tupolev: A Short Film, Film Fabrik (Prague)
2010 The Sea Museum, bluemouth inc. (New York City)
2009-2010 M&M Concert, Logos Foundation (Ghent)
2006 A Fibber’s Fable, Theatre Gargantua (Toronto)
2006 Wide slumber for lepidopterists, Theatre Commutiny (Toronto)
2005 E-DENTITY, Theatre Gargantua (Toronto)
2005 On the Money, Fringe Festival (Toronto)
2005 Soul Alone, 2b Theatre (Toronto)
2001-2003 Ballroom and latin dance performances, Harbour Front Centre, CK Dance Studio and
assorted community centres (Toronto)
2001 York Dances, York University (Toronto)
2001 Waiting for Godot, York University (Toronto)