Original poems, written and performed by Christine Bissonnette
This is my love letter to every creative out there, and a request that we start supporting one another in our dreams.
When I’m watching a trick being performed, I can’t help but ask “how??” This poem was inspired by my very talented friend, Joel Eddington (the magician featured in the video).
From the Vancouver Poetry Slam
It’s strange to be the possessor of a body that’s as highly sexualized as the female one
My response to a book review, where the reviewer boasted that a book of poetry by Mary Oliver was slim enough for him to read in an hour and a half.
Depression and anxiety run in my family. This is a poem about hereditary mental illness.
During a theatre exercise when I was 19, I was told by a classmate that I had a tremor in my voice. This short poem is about my changing relationship to my voice, interweaved with my experience working in the self-help industry.
Inspired by an overheard conversation between a mother and her son.
Videos for the following poems are on their way:
This poem is about my experience with anxiety, and uses excerpts from a poem I wrote when I was 13 about feeling trapped inside of a box.
- For this poem I’m collaborating with pianist improvisor Craig Addy, who will be accompanying me on piano. Estimated release date, March 2018.
Lakes that are Bottomless
After jumping into a lake rumoured to have no bottom, I was bitten by an imaginary monster so hard I started to bleed.
On Falling: Some Safety Considerations
A somewhat neurotic love poem about my attempt to capture glitter, and hold onto it forever.
Places I Return To Often
There is a thin line that separates fantasy from reality; obsession from love. Inspired by an experience I once had on a beach, this poem is about how we remember people, and how these memories weave themselves into our lives.
Renaming the Letter ‘W’
In memory of my friend Nate McCowan.
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