Paul DUTTON (Canada)
Paul Dutton (1943, Toronto, Canada) Ц poet, performer, artist. He started his creative literary and artistic activities in the early 1960s. He is the author of a number of poetry books, among them are the following: The Book of Numbers (Erin, Ont.: PorcupineТs Quill, 1979), Right Hemisphere, Left Ear (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1979), spokesheards (Edmonton: Longspoon Press, 1983), Aurealities (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1991), Visionary Portraits (Stradford, Ont.: The Mercury Press, 1991), Partial Additives (London Writers Forum, 1994), and also of different kinds of catalogues, brochures, etc., including such as: For Lola (jointly with bp Nichol, Toronto: Curvd H&Z, 1984), Additives (Toronto: Imprimerie Dromadaire, 1988), The Plastic Typewriter (Toronto: Underwich Editions & London: Writers Forum, 1993). He was a member of the sound-poetic ensemble УThe Four HorsemenФ (1970-89, together with R. Barreto-Rivera, S. McCaffery, bp Nichol) Ц the key phenomenon in the Canadian sound poetry, that to a great extent determined the development of this genre in North America. Jointly with the group he published the following books: Horse dТOeuvres (Toronto: General Publishing, 1975), The Prose Tatoo (Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1983), also poetic brochures Ц A Little Nastiness (Toronto: grOnk, 1980), Schedule for Another Place (Minneapolis: Bookslinger, 1981), sound poetry editions: Canadada (LP, Toronto: Griffin House, 1972), Live in the West (LP, Toronto: Starborne Productions, 1977), 2 Nights (MC, Toronto: Underwich Editions, 1988). Among his solo sound poetry albums in the LP, MC, CD-formats are such as: Blues, Roots, Legends, Shouts, and Hollers (Toronto: Starborne Productions, 1980), Fugitive Forms (Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1987), Bunker (jointly with D. Wherry, T. Wishart, D. Moss, Toronto: Underwhich Ed., 1991), Full Throatle (Toronto: Underwhich Ed., 1994), Mouth Pieces (Quebec: Editions Ohm, 2000). Besides conducting numerous performances, since 1989 he has been a member of the group of free improvisation УCCMCФ (Toronto, jointly with J. Kamevaar, A. Mattes, J. Oswald, M. Snow, J. Vorvis). Being a member of the group УCCMCФ he has released 3 albums: CCMCТ90 (Toronto Music Gallery Ed., 1991), Decisive Moments (Toronto: Track & Light Rec., 1994), aCCoMpliCes (Quebec: Victo Records, 1998). P. Dutton is the author of a large number of poetic publications in magazines, collections, catalogues, and also in a number of international anthologies, including such as Festival de Tarascon (Tarascon: A.G.R.I.P.P.A., 1989), Anthologie de Poésies Sonores, 1964-1993 (Quebec: Le Lieu, 1993), Word Score Utterance Choreography in Verbal & Visual Poetry (London: Writers Forum, 1998), Carnivocal: An Anthology of Canadian Sound Poetry (Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999) and others. For 30 years he has actively participated in various international poetic and musical festivals, including the ones of the recent years: Polyphonix XVI (Quebec), УbobeobiФ, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin), Neue Musik München Klang-Aktionen (Munich), International Poetry Festival (Rotterdam), IX Festival Internacional de Poesia (Medellin) and many others. He is the Full Member of the Canadian Poets League, a holder of various literary rewards, awards and prizes. Paul Dutton lives and works in Toronto (Ontario, Canada).