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Issue II – POETIC SYSTEMS – Klara du Plessis

Systems of sound move multilaterally, much like systems of the body, systems of time, and systems of intergenerational transmission. Here, this system of QR code audio/visual poems is woven together as a singular poem. The poem is created using a methodology of sonic experimentalism. The ethos of an extended network of sound created through improvisation and bridged through a system of juxtaposition propels the listener into an exchange with the ‘ordinary’ life of a person through extraordinary and multidisciplinary literary forms.

—Erin Scott



A call across






Erin Scott (she/her) is a poet/performer, artist/scholar, Scottish/Canadian living on the unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan Peoples (Kelowna, BC). She holds an MFA in Writing and Performance from UBC Okanagan. Erin is a PhD student in Digital Arts and Humanities at UBCO whose research-creation work contemplates a ‘both/and’ identity in relation to cultural, geographical, and traditional belonging through the creation of digital poetic texts and dialogic performance. Erin is a founding member of the literary arts organization Inspired Word Café. Her performance work has presented at festivals across Canada, she has won the John Lent Poetry/Prose Award and the Okanagan Short Story Contest and is an alumna of the Banff Centre’s Writing Studio program. She has two chapbooks, two spoken word albums, two cats, four kids, and one incredible partner.