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 support from the New Brunswick Arts Board and the Canada Council on the Arts.
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.
Résonance, Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2019.
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.
Other Brief Discourses, above/ground press, 2013.
Essays, Interviews & Features
“Connie Voisine: A Retrospective Review,” Résonance, forthcoming.
“Lashing and Balm,” Montreal Review of Books, Issue 55, Spring 2018.
“Pretty Monsters,” The Gynocratic Art Gallery (GAG), January 2017.
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.
For more information, get in touch by email: emailabbypaige [at] gmail [dot] com