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Curriculum Vitae
Paul Dutton

Prizes and Awards

  • Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts), Outstanding Sound Design/Composition, General Theatre, 2015 coauthorship of The Four Horsemen Project
  • Dora Mavor Moore Award (Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts), Outstanding New Play, Independent Theatre, 2007, coauthorship of The Four Horsemen Project
  • Cultural Department, City of Munich, Villa Waldberta Scholarship, 1998
  • bpNichol Chapbook Award, 1989
  • Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council Writing Grants, 1986-2012

Professional Memberships

  • League of Canadian Poets
  • Access Copyright
  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)


  • Sonosyntactics: Selected and New Poetry of Paul Dutton, Ed. Gary Barwin, Laurier Poetry Series, Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015
  • Several Women Dancing Toronto: The Mercury Press, 2002
  • Partial Additives, London, Eng: Writers Forum, 1994
  • Visionary Portraits, Stratford, Ont: The Mercury Press, 1991
  • Aurealities, Toronto: Coach House Press, 1991
  • spokesheards (with Sandra Braman), Edmonton: Longspoon Press 1983
  • Right Hemisphere, Left Ear, Toronto: Coach House Press, 1979
  • The Book of Numbers, Erin, Ont: Porcupine’s Quill, 1979

As a Member of The Four Horsemen:

  • The Prose Tattoo, Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1983
  • Horse d’Oeuvres, Toronto: General Publishing, 1975


  • Paul Dutton (cassette), Toronto: Wintage Records & Tapes, 2008
  • Oralizations (CD), Montreal: Ambiances Magnétiques, 2005
  • Mouth Pieces (CD), Quebec: Ohm Éditions, 2000
  • Full Throatle (cassette), Toronto: Underwhich Editions, 1994
  • Bunker (cassette, with Don Wherry, Trevor Wishart, David Moss), Toronto: Underwhich Editions, 1991
  • Fugitive Forms (cassette), Milwaukee: Membrane Press, 1987
  • Blues, Roots, Legends, Shouts, and Hollers (LP, one side) Toronto: Starborne Productions, 1980

As a Member of The Four Horsemen:

  • 2 Nights (cassette), Toronto: Underwhich Editions, 1988
  • Live in the West (LP), Toronto: Starborne Productions, 1977
  • Nada Canadada (LP), Toronto: Griffin House, 1972

As a Member of CCMC:

  • CCMC Play at Double Double (CD, audiocassette), Toronto: Free Market Records, 2011
  • CCMC & Christian Marclay (CD), Toronto: No Music / Art Metropole, 2002
  • Accomplices (CD), Victoriaville: Victo Records, 1998
  • Decisive Moments (CD), Toronto: Track & Light Records, 1994

As a Member of Five Men Singing:

  • Five Men Singing (CD), Victoriaville: Victo Records, 2004

Anthologies and Compilations (Selected)

  • Listening Up, Writing Down, and Looking Beyond: Interfaces of the Oral, Written and  Visual.Ed. Susan Gingell and Wendy Roy, Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012
  • The Reality Street Book of Sonnets, ed. Jeff Hilson, Hastings, E. Sussex: Reality Street Editions, 2008
  • In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry, eds. Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve, Vancouver: Polestar, 2005
  • Fümms bö wö tää zää Uu: Stimmen und Klänge der Lautpoesie (Book-CD), eds.Christian Scholz and Urs Engeler, Obermichelbach: Scholzverlag, 2002
  • Homo Sonorus: An International Anthology of Sound Poetry (Book-CD), ed. Dmitry Bulatov, Kaliningrad: National Center for Contemporary Art, 2001
  • Carnivocal:  An Anthology of Canadian Sound Poetry (CD), eds. Douglas Barbour and Stephen Scobie, Red Deer: Red Deer Press, 1999
  • Word Score Utterance Choreography in Verbal & Visual Poetry, eds. Bob Cobbing and Lawrence Upton, London, Eng.: Writers Forum, 1998
  • Vocal Neighborhoods (CD), curator Larry Wendt, Leonardo Music Journal CD Series, Vol. 3, 1993
  • Hard Times: A New Fiction Anthology, ed. Bev Daurio, Stratford: The Mercury Press, 1990
  • Best Canadian Essays 1990, ed. Douglas Fetherling, Saskatoon: Fifth House Publishers, 1990

As a Member of The Four Horsemen:

  • Life Is a Killer (LP), New York: Giorno Poetry Systems, 1982
  • Text-Sound Texts, ed. R. Kostelanetz, New York: William Morrow, 1980

Chapbooks and Broadsides (Selected)

  • The Plastic Typewriter, Toronto: Underwhich Editions and London, Eng.: Writers Forum, 1993
  • Additives, Toronto: Imprimerie Dromadaire, 1988
  • For Lola (with bpNichol), Toronto: Curvd H&Z, 1984
  • So’nets, Toronto: Ganglia Press, 1976

As a Member of The Four Horsemen:

  • Schedule for Another Place, Minneapolis: Bookslinger, 1981
  • A Little Nastiness, Toronto: grOnk, 1980


Poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in forty or so print and audio publications since 1965, most significantly:

A (England), Artline (Ireland; audio), Blew Ointment, Books in Canada, Cahier du Refuge (France), Canadian Forum, Capilano Review, Carousel, Coda, Descant, DO(C)KS (France, audio), Event, The Globe & Mail, Inter, Leonardo Music Journal (print and audio), Musicworks (print and audio), Open Letter, Poetry Canada Review, Prairie Fire, Quarry, Queen Street Quarterly, Rampike, Slowscan (Holland; cassette), Trinity Review, Variations (Switzerland), Writing, White Wall Review, Windsor Review

Public Readings and Concerts

Throughout Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe, plus Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela, as solo artist, and as a member of The Four Horsemen (1970-1989) and of CCMC (1989-present), and in various ad hoc collaborations, at international literary and music festivals, in concert halls, galleries, theatres, clubs, universities, high schools, on radio, TV, and in film.

Solo appearances (selected):

  • Lviv International Literature Festival, Ukraine
  • Fylkingen Institute, Stockholm
  • Perdu, Amsterdam
  • Electric Eclectics Festival, Meaford, Ont.
  • KRAAK Festival, Aalst, Belgium
  • Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Calgary
  • Festival  NPAI, Niort, France
  • Poetry Gabriola Festival, Gabriola Island, BC
  • Words Aloud Festival, Durham, Ontario
  • eVOCative Festival, Saskatoon
  • World Poetry Festival, Venezuela (twice)
  • Fruits de Mhère, Brassy, France
  • BookFest Windsor
  • Literatur Werkstaat International Poesiefestival Berlin
  • Le Dernier Festival, Ventabren, France
  • Em Voz Alta Performance Poetry Festival, Porto, Portugal
  • PanCanadian WordFest, Calgary
  • IX Festival Internacional de Poesía en Medellín, Colombia
  • Open Ears Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.
  • Rotterdam International Poetry Festival
  • Neue Musik München Klang-Aktionen Festival
  • Bobeobi Sound Poetry Festival, Berlin
  • Centre International de Poésie Marseille, France
  • Festival Polyphonix XVI, Quebec City, & XXVII, Paris
  • du Maurier International Jazz Festival, Vancouver (twice)
  • La Quinzaine Festival de Musique Vocale, Montreal
  • Groundswell Music Series, Winnipeg, Man.
  • La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Switzerland
  • Tilos Az A, Budapest, Hungary
  • Logos Foundation, Ghent, Belgium (four times)
  • Het Appolohuis, Eindhoven, Holland
  • Hot House, Chicago, USA
  • Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland (twice)
  • Sound Symposium, St. John’s, Nfld. (twice)
  • Western Front, Vancouver, B.C. (twice)
  • 14th International Sound Poetry Festival, London, England

Four Horsemen appearances (selected):

  • Festival Polyphonix X, Pompidou Centre, Paris, France
  • International Festival of Authors, Harbourfront, Toronto
  • Holland Music Festival, De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Cinquième Rencontres Internationales de Poésie Contemporaine, Tarascon, France
  • Brown University, Providence, USA
  • Within Limits Jazz Festival, The Music Gallery, Toronto
  • Borderlines Festival, Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, USA
  • Poetry in Motion, a film by Ron Mann
  • The Walker Center, Minneapolis, USA
  • Les Événements de Neuf, Musée de Beaux Arts, Montréal
  • Symposium on Postmodern Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • The Four Horsemen, OECA TV

CCMC appearances (selected):

  • Festival Polyphonix, Paris
  • London Musicians Collective Festival of Experimental Music, London, England
  • Freunde Guter Musik, Berlin
  • Muzieklab Brabant, Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Québec
  • Festival des musiques de création, Jonquière, Québec
  • Sound Symposium 8, St. John’s, Nfld.
  • Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
  • New Music America/Montréal Musiques Actuelles, Montréal
  • Downtown Jazz Festival, Toronto
  • Music Gallery, Toronto (multiple times)

Other collaborative appearances (selected):

  • Radio France, À l’Improviste Paris Concert Series  and radio program (with Patrice Soletti)
  • Radio France, À L’Improviste radio program (with Jacques Di Donato)
  • Densités, Fresnes-en-Woevre, France (with Jacques Di Donato), (in Quintet à Bras)
  • L’Espace Rien, Cave 12, Geneva (with Xavier Charles and Thomas Charmetant)
  • NPAI, Niort, France (in Quintet à Bras)
  • The Music Gallery, Toronto (with Joe Sorbara), (with Tomasz Krakowiak)
  • Lieux Communs Festival, Montreuil, France (with Thomas Charmetant)
  • Cave 12, Geneva (with Thomas Charmetant)
  • Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Quebec (in Five Men Singing)
  • No Music Festival, London, Ont. (with Lee Ranaldo)

Exhibits of Visual Poetry (Group Shows)

  • Metalogos, La Spazia, Italy, 2004; Toronto, 2005; London, Ont., 2008
  • Eye Rhymes, Edmonton, Alberta, 1997
  • Les Ambassadeurs, Ventabren Art Contemporain, France, 1997
  • The Language Show, A Space Gallery, Toronto, 1994
  • Cabaret Voltaire II, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1978

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