Joe Blades is a visual artist, book artist, publisher, educator, and writer–author with seven poetry books, numerous group exhibitions and several solo shows. Website: www.joeblades.com
I will write poetry live with manual typewriter, will exhibit them in the casemate & on my blog brokenjoe.blogspot.com and I will make hand-bound books on site and, possibly, commit a poem painting.
Joe Blades lives in Fredericton, NB. He is a visual artist–writer, producer–host of the 17-year-old Ashes, Paper & Beans community radio program at CHSR 97.9 FM, a member of the editorial boards of revue ellipse mag and ATKA: A Journal of Canadian Studies (Romania), founding publisher of Broken Jaw Press, and a Past President of the League of Canadian Poets. His recent solo exhibition was Trail of Poems in Galerie Charlotte Glencross Gallery. The editor of ten collections, and the author of seven poetry books, including Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry(Ekstasis Editions, 2010) and Casemate Poems (Collected) (Chaudiere Books, 2011), his newest book, Iz knjige koja se ne zatvara, is translated by Tatjana Bijelić and copublished by Art Print in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Broken Jaw Press, in Fredericton, NB.
Joe Blades will be sharing the FAA casemate 14-20 July 2012, with André Thériault in the Artists in Residence 2012 Summer Series. Soldier’s Barracks, Historic Garrison District, Queen Street, Fredericton. This is a project of the Fredericton Arts Alliance, Fredericton, NB.