J.R. Carpenter Entre Ville

Date(s): Nov 16 to Dec 22 2005


J. R. Carpenter

This work is produced as part of the special 50th anniversary activities of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

My studio window opens into a jumbled intimacy of back balconies, yards and alleyways. Daily my dog and I walk through this interior city sniffing out stories. Poetry is not hard to find between the long lines of peeling-paint fences plastered with notices, spray painted with bright abstractions and draped with trailing vines. The result is Entre Ville, a web-based project presented in the vernacular of my neighbourhood, where cooking smells, noisy neighbours and laundry lines criss-cross the alleyway one sentence at a time. [J.R.C.]

J. R. Carpenter

J. R. Carpenter is a poet, fiction writer and web artist. Winner of the CBC Québec Short Story Competition (2003) and a finalist in the Drunken Boat PanLiterary Awards Web Art Category (2006), she has lived in the Mile End neighbourhood of Montréal since 1992.