This wall has been erased

One wall of The Candahar was occupied by our BLACKOUT poetry for one day and night, concurrent with the closing of the Vancouver Olympic Games. To preface the slideshow we gave about our project, we read a list of individuals who were censored during the Olympics — this list included the athletes themselves, who were not permitted to issue negative tweets, to protect the ears of birds.

The University of British Columbia’s student newspaper ran an article on the project, BLACKOUT Combats Censorship, which can be read here. And BLACKOUT got a mention in Maclean‘s coverage of The Candahar. And BLACKOUT on Sina Queyras’s poetics blog Lemon Hound in a guest post by poet Nikki Reimer (whose first book [sic] is about to be released by Frontenac House!).

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