Spoken Word’ –
a five day spoken word festival; Fightin’ Words
– poets in a boxing ring; ‘The Poetburo
Slams’ and the very successful ‘Word Up’
– a series of interstitial poetry spots airing
on MuchMusic and Bravo! which spawned a CD with Virgin
Records and an anthology with Key Porter. She was the
poetry editor for Insomniac Press from 1999 to 2001.
Jill is currently the creative director for the Poet
Bureau which produces ‘Red School House Poetry
Primer’ poetry festival.
Jill has been widely published in literary journals
and anthologies in North America and the UK. Her fi
rst book Hard Candy was received to great acclaim
and nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. She has
written several plays and solo works, including How
I learned to live with obsession and Ecce Homo
– an enhanced monologue for dance and voice. Jill
is currently working on a novel as well as a series
of performance pieces. Her latest book of poems Ashes
are Bone and Dust was released in spring 2001.
Check out: Bone Box