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“O for a Muse of fire,
that would ascend
The brightest heaven
of invention,
A kingdom for a
stage, princes to act
And monarchs to
behold the swelling
scene!”
-Willam Shakespeare
King Henry V





David Bateman

David Bateman


David Bateman is a Toronto and Calgary based performance poet who teaches English and drama at the University of Calgary. He recently performed his surreal performance poem Come Sit on my Face of the Earth at the Zeitgeist Theatre Experiment in New Orleans, and performs his solo monologues across Canada. David received his Phd in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Calgary in 2002. In 2005 Frontenac House published his first collection of poetry called Invisible Ground.

Check out: two thirds haiku on transgender (for Tammy Wynette)



2006 Calgary International Spoken Word Society