unBroken Spirit

Season 3 of the dynamic Hot Damn! It’s A Queer Slam rocked it’s new home Buddies in Bad Times with stellar slammers, uncompromising judges, fierce feature, power-hungry open stagers all under the tender ministrations & endless energy of host Cathy Charlie Petch. Every one was eager for Charlie to open the show with their saw rendering of the Queer national anthem: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. 07-greenbook-03The work presented covered lookism, race, cultural expectations, binary de-coding, gay marriage, self-realization & even the ecology. Non-conforming gender identity was a powerful subtext with Asian, Indian (native & east) voices being represented.

Lines from the open stagers: mutation increases an organisms ability to survive, who’s with the cane, swag so tight it’s off the wall, I like a lot of cereals but your my favourite box, are you man enough to take it, not usually a leader but a guider07-greenstatue-04

Six strong poets performed in the slam. Lines from round one: sucking natural juices from your thighs, my queer fat is soft & bouncy, at least I’m not rigid, it covers me & is me, scarred by sunburn in October, I am singing to love myself, gathering lovers like they are bandages, mourn by acquiring more hurt, wounds you don’t remember getting, pulled you too close to his love, I’m drunk, this is not a Disney movie, you left us alone at his hands, I am empty not lonely with you by my side, I can’t see hurt but I can feel it.07-dccgreen-01I haven’t heard Truth Is … since they moved to Guelph some years ago. When I first started in on the spoken circuit they were already established as a force to be reckoned with. Truth’s set was warm, sometimes funny, always emotionally raw, real &  compelling work dealing with current race relations in the USA, marriage, the Church, body image & the joy of poetry itself. Some lines: she gave my definition of love a heart, everything we were celebrating has been (realized) through beatings & blood shed, that day – two weeks ago – I was mint, beauty is what survives, one pant size from being perfect, conditioned not to see, carcinogen known as privilege, the father – the son & the broken spirit, how many churches are there in heaven, poetry is not a luxury.

Line from Hot Damn! Round Two queer slam: you like that Louie – that Gucci – that fucking Coach, the Chinese make that shit, tip of my cold-blooded tongue, don’t tell me I have nothing to be afraid of, is forever enough, rain clean enough I can keep drinking it, chastises me for picking this place to vomit, left at home by her expectations, what right angle explains attraction, straight becausde I never have to prove I’m straight, to find somewhere I belong, I don’t do Pride because Pride doesn’t do me.

And the winner is Shawna Dimitry.07-dccgreen-02Buddies is a great fit for Hot Damn! The space is intimate, the tech staff is cooperative – I was able to get a blackout to start my open stage moment to show off my glow in the dark tee-shirt. Damn! will be spreading the queer slam gospel to St. Catherine’s, then Guelph before returning to Buddies on December 1.samples

when I hit the open stage I did freshly edited version of

My Ass Pussy

ooh I can’t wait

for you to fill my ass pussy

with your man clit


it’s not a clit?


you don’t want to be feminized


want to fuck my ass pussy

want to eat it out

breed me  fill me

with your baby seed


I’m not a female proxy

I don’t have a man cunt

I know too many

who have made the transition

from male to female

I respect the cost of that journey

too much

to let you treat me like a woman



it lets your masculinity

enjoy man on man sex

if you pretend

you aren’t fucking an ass hole

but a butt vagina

a permission to pleasure

without committing to the gender


if you want pussy

get someone who has one

that one sure isn’t me

I’m not some sort of activist

trying to diminish your fantasy

I’m not part of it

even if you want parts of me

to fulfill it

am I supposed to be grateful

that you want

to breed my ass pussy with your

what …

I don’t know what to call it now


your cock

yes it is big and hard


it’s not my dream dick


you are man enough to give it

but are you man enough to take itsoon1

on going 🙂 when new podcast are posted:  Disability after Dark  iTunes

November 1 – 30 Participating NaNoWriMo



December – Thursday Dec 1st – Toronto, 8 pm, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.divine



Early 2017:

my first local feature in over a year: location date TBA

it came in

April season 3 FINALS – Friday April 15th Buddies in Bad Times – early show – 7pm startgames


June 2-4: attending: Capturing Fire 2017 –



check out these poets from Capturing Fire 2015: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx5KD1eDccdjdTdQ28kZRNg


Hey! Now you can give me $$$ to defray blog fees & buy coffee in Washington – sweet,eh? paypal.me/TOpoet

Like my pictures? I post lots on Tumblrdollhousehttps://www.tumblr.com/blog/topoet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.