Carolyn Marie Souaid

Carolyn Marie Souaid

    Carolyn Marie Souaid has been writing and publishing poetry for over 20 years. The author of six books and the winner of the David McKeen Award for her first collection, Swimming into the Light, she has also been shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Much of her work deals with the bridging of worlds; the difficulty, perhaps the impossibility of it, but the necessity of the struggle. She has toured her work across Canada and in France. Since the 1990s, she has been a key figure on the Montreal literary scene, having co-produced two major local events, Poetry in Motion (the poetry-on-the-buses project) and the Circus of Words / Cirque des mots, a multidisciplinary, multilingual cabaret focusing on the "theatre" of poetry. Souaid is a founding member and editor of Poetry Quebec, an online magazine focusing on the English language poets and poetry of Quebec.

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    Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid are discovering that poets receive much more attention in Europe than in Canada. Here's a clip promo'ing their upcoming TV interviews:

    Carolyn Marie Souaid Spotlighted on Poetry Quebec

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    Poet Carolyn Marie Souaid, author of Blood is Blood, Snow Formations, and October, is interviewed and profiled on Poetry Quebec. Read the full interview here.

    BLOOD IS BLOOD Winner at the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival

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    Endre Farkas and Carolyn Marie Souaid were declared winners at the ZEBRA International Poetry Film Festival which took place October 18th to 21st in Berlin, Germany.

    Their videopoem, Blood is Blood, won in the category “Best Film for Tolerance” a prize worth 3,000 EUR created this year and sponsored by German Federal Foreign Office. The videopoem, which speaks to the ongoing turbulence in the Middle East, beat out El Sakia (The Water Wheel) from Egypt and the Turkish entry, Limewashed House in the Dark.

    The ZEBRA festival is the largest and most important poetry film festival, biennially attracting film makers, poets and artists from around the world to Berlin. Of the 870 films submitted from 63 countries this year, the program committee nominated 33 for the various competitions.

    BLOOD IS BLOOD Made a Selection for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

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    Carolyn Marie Souaid and Endre Farkas' video poem Blood is Blood has been selected for this year's programme at the 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, taking place in Berlin. Blood is Blood is a collaborative book-length poem for two voices, dealing with the bloodshed in the Middle East, a version of which was commissioned for CBC Radio in 2006. For more information, and to view the trailer, check out the Blood is Blood book page.

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