Leanne Averbach

Leanne Averbach is a Canadian writer, performance poet and experimental filmmaker. She has been published and has performed with musicians across Canada, in the US and Italy. Her first book Fever (Mansfield Press, Toronto 2005) was short-listed for the national Gerald Lampert Memorial first poetry book prize in 2006. Her companion CD Fever is a fusion of her spoken words and the blues/jazz accompaniment of the group Indigo."The poems swing from worldly to wild." (Georgia Straight 2006) Averbach’s first video-poem Carwash can be viewed at and her second short film, Teacups & Mink, was selected as Best Short International Film, Poetic Genre, and Best Directorial Debut at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival 2008, as well as a Best Short Film at the Palm Desert Film Festival 2008, and was recently screened at the St. John's International Women's Film Festival in Newfoundland.

My Youth Machine-rolled, Smoked to Its Stub
published in December 2008