Jeremy Stewart is a writer and musician.
His first novel, entitled “In Singing, He Composed a Song,” has been accepted for publication by the University of Calgary Press as part of its Brave & Brilliant series. “In Singing, He Composed a Song” is an intergenic hybrid novel-assemblage that tells the story of a high school student assaulted by the RCMP and committed to the psych ward.
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 learning, under the supervision of Professor John Schad. His research involves a post-critical project that considers Jacques Derrida’s “Envois” (from The Post Card) in terms of the Biblical figure of Daniel. In the course of these studies, he has completed private tutorials with Professors Terry Eagleton, Paul Muldoon, and 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, Eldritch Priest, and many others. His latest recording is Jeremy Stewart II: Immemoriam, a collection of original 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 children.
Jeremy Stewart II: Immemoriam
Christians: June 2017
(My son Ephraim has asked me to help him sell copies of his first comic book, Vortex Portal. There is a cover and 2 pages of illustrations, with some text. Digital copies are $1 and paper copies are $2 (plus $1 postage). JS)