Poet extraordinaire James Jewell (Ships Made of Fake Fur, Corrupt Press) made a video of our impromptu spoken word evening in Belleville Park. The voice in the background is mine, a bit tipsy, performing my piece Post-Human Neo-Tokyo (Neotopia / Neo-Tokyo… The city doesn’t exist anyway), a poem inspired by Akira, the 1988 anime feature that blew my mind all those years ago. The sound clarity dips and spikes, and there are some great background noises (demonic children voices, Evan’s demonic laughter), but that adds a certain schizophrenic flavour to mine ears. All the people you see in the video are the amazing poets of Paris Lit Up and Paris Spoken Word. If you are ever in town, look them up and come watch them live, they are good peeps and can make magic out of thin air. True story.