Monday 18th April’s SpokenWord – Troy Yorke & Late Nite/tv/insomnia…

TYORKE MainACroppedThe theme tomorrow is: LATE NITE tv/insomnia

And Mr Yorke is the guest poet. Here’s 18 things you didn’t know about troy Yorke….

Troy Yorke’s poetry seeks beauty in the absurd and surreal, celebrating the darker corners of life, our minds, and our society with irreverence and humor. His work embraces the hidden brilliance in things we normally consider abhorrent and taboo, bringing marginalized voices centre-stage in a variety of experimental forms, language-play and character monologue. His works have been published in various literary magazines in North America and Europe, most recently in Upstairs at Duroc (Paris), and was included in the anthology The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2013 from Australia. He is currently on the editorial team for The Bastille (SpokenWord Paris’ literary magazine) and released his first published collection of poetry Hole in My Side: Redemption of the Moon-Hooker in 2014. A professional performer for over 25 years, Troy Yorke’s Film/TV credits as an actor include Scary Movie 3, Queer as Folk, Delicate Art of Parking and Final Destination. As a solo classical pianist, he has concertized in Canada, the US and Europe and his compositions have been premiered in the US and Canada, including the United Nations in New York. Troy was also creator/executive producer/director and ensemble performer in the hit comedy showcase revue “Cabaret Vulgare!” at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto which was deemed one of NOW Magazine’s Best Bets for Comedy in 2005. Troy has recorded a double CD of the complete Chopin Nocturnes for solo piano due for release in 2015. Aside from writing and performing, Troy travels globally as an Executive Coach, coach-trainer and facilitator. His advanced training system Emergent Essence Dynamics™, which bridges Leadership, Coaching, Relationship Dynamics and Quantum Psychology, is quickly gaining popularity amongst top coaches, consultants and professionals in the field of human development. Born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, he currently divides his time between Toronto and Paris.

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