Special Interests

From delivery to stage presence and microphone technique I can help you appear natural, comfortable and charismatic whenever you have to present your work to others. 

Brief Bio

Ian Ferrier currently tours solo poetry and music shows across Canada and into the United States and Europe. He also creates and performs poetry and music with a nationally known dance company: For Body and Light. 

Ian is a founder of the poetry and music label Wired on Words, curator and host of QWF’s monthly Words & Music Show —which has been presenting poets monthly since 2000—and director of the annual Mile End Poets Festival.

Ian’s essays on literature have appeared in Journal of the Americas and Canadian Theatre Review as well as in the online Canadian Review of Literature in Performance (LITLIVE.CA), a journal he co-founded in 2009. He has taught at the Banff Centre and is a past-president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation.

His most recent book of (mostly) poems, Coming and Going was released by Popolo Press in 2015. Another volume, Bear Dreams will be released by the same press this year.  Noted poetry translator Marie Frankland is currently assembling a selection of his poems for publication with Editions du Noroît in 2017.

Ian’s first CD/book Exploding Head Man (Planète rebelle 2000) drew national recognition. Two CDs followed: What Is This Place (2007) and Pharmakon MTL – To Call Out in the Night (2011). In 2011 he was the recipient of the League of Canadian Poets’ Golden Beret Award for outstanding contributions to spoken word poetry.

Services Offered

Expert live and Skype coaching on how to get comfortable (and even ENJOY!) presenting your work to a live audience. Help with poem and poetry manuscript editing; teaches master classes in presenting poetry live and creating multimedia literature projects.

To contact Ian Ferrier, click on the envelope icon that appears when you hover over his photo on the main directory page, or write to Ian by email.

Ian Ferrier