hip notion round / re- sounding off the square nayshun..."
is a Montreal-based Caribbean Canadian writer, poet, and general word-sound
systemizer. His first book, Lettricity, was published by Cumulus Press
is best read as a dialectic coposed of the spirit of jazz...and matters
of nation and building. The book is suffused with samples and riffs
from the diasporic canon, stylings of Kamau Brathwaite, George Elliott
Clarke, and the present author are reworked and reworded." --Wayde Compton,
Vancouver Rain Review of Books
articles have appeared in national and local newspapers like the Globe
and Mail, Rabble, and Montreal's Gazette. His poetry, fiction, and reviews
have appeared in filling Station, Ash, Kola, and Matrix. Kaie has performed
across xanada, often improvising with djs, percussionists, and other
instrumentalists. In Montreal he is a root (m)ember of the extensive
and respected KalmUnity Vibe Collective. Kaie's performances have been
featured on Bravo Television, Zed TV, and CBC Radio One.
a radio programmer on SoulPerspectvies, a Caribbean Community program
founded in 1992. He is also the founder/organizer of dub outfit The
Word Sound System, a group of five poets (two of whom double as live
musicians), and one DJ. Kaie is currently working on a second book of
poetry and co-editing an anthology of black Montreal writing. "canaan
land lock. steppers winter hinter land-claim stakers. tres passers.
picket fence crashers."