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Hilary Peach (Gabriola)

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Hilary Peach is an audio poet, recording artist, filmmaker, arts activist, and producer. She has performed at the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, Montreal’s Voix d’Ameriques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. Her debut recording was an exquisite audiophile CD, Poems Only Dogs Can Hear (2003), in which surreal vignettes were suspended inside a matrix of music. In 2006 she toured across Canada with her fusion trio performing a folk opera called Suitcase Local, which has just been released as a CD of the same name (2009). This spoken word and music fusion is a spooky retelling of some of Peach’s experiences as a Canadian working as a high-pressure welder in the construction and maintenance of power plants south of the border. Publications include 10 Flowered Cactus (1996), Love is a Small Town (2001), and inclusions in various anthologies and magazines. Hilary Peach is the founder and Artistic Director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival on Gabriola Island, BC.




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