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Jill Battson

A former art director and filmmaker, Battson was the program coordinator for the Poet's Refuge reading series; producer of the "Word Up!" series (videos on MuchMusic, compilation CD with Virgin Records and an anthology published by Key Porter); the Canadian poetry organizer for Lollapalooza; and organizer of the "Poetry Express," a poets and playwrights reading series at the Fringe Festival of Toronto. She is well-respected in the spoken word movement in the U.S. and has toured there...See more