Friday, October 26, 2012

The Real: "The Total Recall Poems" Chapbook Launch at UTSC

In the summer of 2010, the remake to the '80s cult classic film Total Recall was being re-filmed on the campus of UTSC. At 6:00 pm on November 14, 2012, you can re-experience this historical event with the upcoming chapbook, The Total Recall Poems, written by the creative writing group COW, right here at UTSC.

Book and Promotional Materials Designed by Katie Fewster-Yan 

Attendees of the launch at the Dorris McCarthy Gallery will be able to enjoy readings by the poets themselves, sketch comedy based on Total Recall, and more. The chapbook itself will be on sale, with some versions coming with The Total Recall Poems DVD.

But why should you go?

As one of the featured poets, Mattieu Dominic Ramsawak, explains, “I think a lot of people on campus don’t know about a lot of the cool stuff that happens here…This is one of those things that, you know, is not some big formal publication; it’s just something we worked really hard on. I mean it happens every week: we have a lot of talented people here who just get together and very casually write…I think it’s important for people to come out and see the potential for doing awesome things on this campus. Also it’s going to a lot of fun, we want you to buy our book.”
                The poems, which are remakes of other classic poems themselves, offer a startling view into the contemporary condition of humans in a constantly recreated world, where the lines between original and copy, Facebook identities, and real identities, are constantly blurred. And by startling I mean hilarious.

Take one of Mattieu’s poems for instance:

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So come on out and see what UTSC’s creative scene has to offer! Who knows, maybe you'll write a poem at the event and end up publishing a chapbook about The Total Recall Poems chapbook launch?

1 comment:

  1. OMG Matty is in on this?? Gosh I should probably attend one of these cow things :)


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