Jeremy Stewart is an award-winning writer, musician, and impresario. www.patreon.com/jeremystewart
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 work has appeared in Canadian Literature, Geist, Lemon Hound, Open Letter, PRISM International, filling Station, Our Teeth, and Thimbleberry, among other places. He is currently at work on a novel about Sancho Panza’s donkey on a journey through hell.
Stewart is a PhD student in English Literature at Lancaster University, UK, via distance, under the supervision of Professor John Schad. His dissertation concerns how thinking through the philosophical problems of testimony as a source of knowledge can help us reframe epistemology and methodology in literary studies.
Stewart is a guitarist, singer, improviser, and songwriter. His music continues and deepens the fuzz-folk-rock guitar tradition of the West Coast. He has toured Canada, sharing stages or collaborating with artists like Oxbow, Lightning Bolt, Geoff Berner, Wax Mannequin, Stanley Jason Zappa, Catherine Sikora, Matt Weston, Harold Klunder and Catherine Carmichael, Marcel Gagnon, and Raghu Lokanathan.
In recognition of his work as founder and board chair of Casse-Tête: A Festival of Experimental Music, in 2016, Stewart was presented with the inaugural Barbara Pentland Award honouring his Distinguished Contribution to Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre. Other career highlights include a stint as General Manager of the Prince George Symphony Orchestra; as Marketing & Development Officer of Theatre North West; a summer as ArtsWells Festival Coordinator; owning and managing Dreamland School of the Arts; and founding and publishing Dreamland Magazine.
Stewart lives with his partner and two children in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He once dropped a piano off a building.