Jeremy Stewart is an award-winning writer and musician.
Stewart won the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry for Hidden City (Invisible Publishing; judge: Ken Babstock). He is also the author of (flood basement (Caitlin Press 2009). His writing has appeared in Canadian Literature, Geist, Lemon Hound, Geez, and Open Letter, among other places.
Stewart is a PhD student of English Literature at Lancaster University, UK, via distance, under the supervision of Professor John Schad. His research concerns contingency and necessity in Jacques Derrida’s The Post Card. In the course of this study so far, he has completed private tutorials with Professor Terry Eagleton and Professor Benoît Peeters.
As a guitarist, singer, improviser, and songwriter, Stewart has toured Canada, sharing stages or collaborating with artists like Oxbow, Lightning Bolt, Geoff Berner, Wax Mannequin, Stanley Jason Zappa, Catherine Sikora, Matt Weston, and many others. In winter 2018, he released Jeremy Stewart II: Immemoriam, a collection of his rock ‘n’ roll songs.
In recognition of his work as founding Artistic and Executive Director of Casse-Tête: A Festival of Experimental Music, in 2016, Stewart received the inaugural Barbara Pentland Award of Excellence honouring his “extraordinary contribution to Canadian music” from the Canadian Music Centre.
Stewart works as Communications & Events Coordinator for the White Rock Business Improvement Association, where he is involved in producing the Concerts at the Pier. He is a past General Manager of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra. He lives in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada, on the traditional territory of the Semiahmoo (SEMYOME) First Nation with his partner and two children.
Jeremy Stewart II: Immemoriam
Christians: June 2017