July 7, 2003

Corey Frost

Corey Frost is a writer and performer, rooted in Montreal but currently living in New York City, where he is at the CUNY Graduate Center conducting a scholarly study of spoken word, its evolution and its theory.
He has performed his own writing across Canada and the Northeast U.S.A., and in 2003 he will appear in six European cities, distributing stories (accompanied by music and images) that speak to such topics as ethical undecidability, the collusion of joy and disappointment, the pathos of utopian dreams, nebulous aspirations, love, politics, the universal desire for the power of flight, and fruit, to name just a few.

In 2001 he was named Best Spoken Word Artist in Montreal by the Montreal Mirror. He is also known for his chapbook-publishing activities throughout the 1990's. His writing has been published in journals and anthologies around North America, including Short Fuse: A Global Anthology of Fusion Poetry. His recent book My Own Devices (Conundrum Press, 2002) is a collection of travel/untravel stories set in Asia, Europe, North and South America. It was recently shortlisted for Canada's Relit Award for Fiction. Originally from Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest province, Corey Frost has also lived in Japan and Brazil. He is currently 185 cm tall and has never been to Prague - before Alchemy, that is!