WRITER

ABBY PAIGE is a poet, playwright, and performer. Her poems and prose have appeared in Canada and the U.S. in publications including the The Montreal Review of Books, Arc Poetry Magazine, Room Magazine, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Bitch Magazine. Her first solo show, Piecework: When We Were French, was commissioned in 2009 for Champlain Quadricentennial in Burlington, Vermont. After its premiere, the show toured throughout New England, and it is now available on DVD. Her new solo show is now in development, thanks to a Creation Grant from the New Brunswick Arts Board.

Born and raised in northern Vermont, Abby began performing stand-up and sketch comedy as an undergraduate. After graduation and a term as a Fulbright Scholar, she joined the award-winning San Francisco comedy collective, Killing My Lobster, as a featured writer and performer. In 2003, she moved home to Vermont to work on a series of film, theatre, and community arts initiatives, including  The Voices Project, a documentary theater project about the lives of Vermont teens and its feature film adaptation, Shout It Out! ; the award-winning local comedy series Windy Acres; and multiple productions of the beloved Vermont play, Judevine.

For more than ten years Abby has worked as an independent theatre artist and freelance writer. She received her BA from Vassar College and her MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She immigrated to Canada in 2008 and currently lives in New Brunswick.


SELECTED RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Drama
Résonance, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2019.

Poetry
Poetry Pause, January & February 2019.
Arc Poetry Magazine
 #83, Summer 2017. (Poem of the Year Short List)

Poetry Anthologies
Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, edited by Priscila Uppal & Meaghan Strimas, Mansfield Press, 2018.
Heliotrope: French-Heritage Women Create, edited by Rhea Coté Robbins, Franco-American Women’s Institute, 2016.

Poetry chapbook
Other Brief Discourses, above/ground press, 2013.

Essays, Interviews & Features
Lashing and Balm,” Montreal Review of Books, Issue 55, Spring 2018.
Pretty Monsters,” The Gynocratic Art Gallery (GAG), January 2017.

Book Reviews
Northland, by Porter Fox, Résonance, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2019.
Orange, by Christine Herzer, PRISM International, November 2018.
Three poetry titles, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 56, Summer 2018.
The Back Channels, by Jennifer Houle, Arc Poetry Magazine, #83, Summer 2017.
Four poetry titles, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 52, Spring 2017.
hook, by nancy viva davis halifax, Arc Poetry Magazine, #80, Summer 2016.
Five poetry titles, Montreal Review of Books, Issue 49, Spring 2016.
We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People, by Dao Strom, Los Angeles Review of Books, December 1, 2015.
The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson, Los Angeles Review of Books, April 26, 2015.

For more information or a complete CV, get in touch by email: positive_abbytude[at]yahoo[dot]com

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