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From: Why I Was Late


My Body is a Vessel? – Medical Secretary Phone Etiquette – Forward & Reverse – Complicated Migraine – Postical – One Year Since Your Death – La Visite – Muscle Memory – How Did You Get to Be So Strong? Potential Answers



Charlie Petch

Charlie Petch (they/them, he/him) is a disabled/queer/transmasculine person who resides in Toronto/Tkaronto. Petch's full-length spoken word vaudeville play Mel Malarkey has toured all over Canada. They have several handsome chapbooks, and Late Night Knife Fights was published with LyricalMyrical Press. A musician, lighting designer, spoken word artist, award-winning playwright, and host, Petch was the 2017 Poet of Honour for Spoken Word Canada, winner of the Golden Beret lifetime achievement in spoken word with The League of Canadian Poets, and founder of Hot Damn It’s a Queer Slam.