Points of Departure

Points of departure

Each day for a period of one-year, from February 11th, 2010 to February 10th, 2011, I attempted to compose a poem for the project Points of Departure. During that period, 256 poems were completed.

The work completed in those 365 days was presented in a single continuous reading of 12 hours and 10 minutes. Every two minutes I read a poem corresponding to the given date and I remained silent for those days for which there was no text.


Casino Luxembourg, Buveurs de quintessences, (January 2019)
Fonderie Darling, Buveurs de quintessences, (May 2018)
Words & [ ] — a Durational Conference of Art & Thought, Montreal, (2016 )
Galerie Skol, Montreal (2015)
Printemps des poètes , Morin Centre, Quebec City (2015)


Fortner Anderson, text and performance


See the one-sheet here : Points of Departure_FAnderson_one-sheet