Hilary Peach

Hilary Peach is a writer, audio poet, recording artist, arts activist, and producer. She has performed at events that include the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, Montreal's Festival Voix d'Amériques, and the Poetry International Festival in Rotterdam. Her debut recording, an audiophile CD called Poems Only Dogs Can Hear (2003), suspends surreal vignettes inside a matrix of music. Peach's 2009 CD release, Suitcase Local, is an adaptation of her touring folk opera of the same name. This spoken word and music fusion is a spooky retelling of Peach's experiences working as a Canadian welder in the construction and maintenance of power plants in the USA. Publications include: 10 Flowered Cactus (1996), Love is a Small Town (2001), and inclusions in various anthologies and magazines. Hilary Peach is the BC Yukon representative of the Canadian League of Poets and the founder and Artistic Director of the Poetry Gabriola Festival on Gabriola Island, BC.

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