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Marc Lemyre on Stage at Theatre Glendon


Oral poet and playwright Marc LeMyre is mounting an evening of ‘electric poetry’ in Theatre Glendon on Saturday, October 29th at 8 p.m. This is one of the special cultural events complementing the Third International Colloquium on ICT-Enhanced French Studies, taking place in Toronto on October 27th, 28th and 29th,

LeMyre, who has a BA in communications from UQAM (Université du Québec à Montréal), works in a number of different fields, notably as poet, photographer, performance director, and freelance producer for Radio-Canada (the French CBC). He has garnered several prizes for his ‘electric poetry’. LeMyre’s poetry collection, Zones de dos de baleine (Whaleback Zones), published in 2001, received wide acclaim. His poetry cd - gaga pour ton zoom (Crazy for your Zoom) - received the ‘Trille d’or’ award for the best poetry album (French-language Category) in 2005.

At various times labeled “provoking, insolent, plugged-in, amusing, passionate, or disturbing”, in reality LeMyre is difficult, perhaps impossible to categorize – but always a real performer and a unique phenomenon.

In his October 29th performance at Glendon, LeMyre will present an evening of sound, image and music. Poésie électrique offers a rare chance to discover a new facet of poetry, thanks to this unique poet-performer, who thinks aloud over a background of electric-acoustic music.

The evening is sponsored by the Glendon Department of Artistic and Cultural Affairs, under the direction of Martine Rheault, in collaboration with Alliance Française (Toronto) and York University (Keele campus), on the Glendon campus. For further information please contact Martine Rheault,, tel. 416.487.6859 OR the cultural service of Alliance Française, 416.922.2014, ext. 35, website:

Submitted by Glendon communications officer Marika Kemeny

Published on October 17, 2005