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Jill Battson (Santa Fe)

Jill Batson

Jill Battson is an internationally published poet and poetry activist. Her first 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, as well as Ecce Homo and Hard Candy – enhanced monologues for dance and voice. She has written libretti for two short operas: Netsuke and Ashlike on the Cradle of the Wind, produced by Tapestry New Opera Works, and produced an electro-acoustic sound art project, LinguaElastic, as part of the Canadian Music Centre’s New Music in New Places series. Dark Star Requiem, for which she wrote the libretto, will be seen at Luminato in Toronto, June 2010. Jill’s latest book of poems is Ashes are Bone and Dust. She created and ran the very successful Word Up – a series of interstitial poetry spots 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.




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