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The finale of London’s Couplets series was held in September, 2018. Thanks to everyone who supported Couplets, in little ways and in huge ways, over the first three seasons.

A (re)new(ed) Couplets series will begin in K’jipuktuk (Halifax) in 2020.


Each episode of Couplets is a unique blend of collaborative writing, collaborative performance, and live dialogue. Two poets (or a poet & an artist of another stripe) are locked in mortal struggle/collegial mentorship for an entire month, plotting an evening of responses, renga, duets, live interview, disciplinary crossbreeding, shouting match, elaborate period-costume satire, and utterly net-less poetic tennis.

For one night only, they present this collaboration to you. Live! In full colour and surround-sound!

Free admission. Cash bar & book table. All donations go to the collaborators.

Matchmaking by Andy Verboom.


From 2016 through 2018, Couplets was generously hosted by several arts and literary venues in London, Ontario—including Brown and Dickson Booksellers and TAP Centre for Creativity. London is located in a region once settled by the Attawandaran, Algonquin, and Haudenosaunee peoples, and settlers in the region now share the land with the nearby Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (of the Anishinaabe), the Oneida Nation of the Thames (of the Haudenosaunee), and the Munsee-Delaware Nation (of the Leni-Lunaape).