This Love is Mad Reciprocal | Liam Coady | Chapbook
For Liam Coady, artistry—like life itself—is about bringing forces together and making meaningful connections. His ability to bring together the physicality, intelligence, and expansiveness of stage acting with the candour, potency, and directness of poetry has made him a beloved local performer, and a spoken word poet of uncommon national distinction. A national team poetry slam champion and former finalist of the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam, he has been a featured performer at festivals and showcases across the country. Liam’s writing displays the heart and mind of an individual who has known pain and grief, but whose belief in the goodness of the world is true, deep, and nearly inexhaustible. His best work combines this underlying sense of goodness with a distinct creative sensibility. Admirers of Liam’s writing will note, with delight and gratitude, the combination of play, intrigue, fearlessness, and whimsy that propels him into complex, emotionally nuanced territory as a writer and performer. These subtleties, added to his raw kinetic sensitivity and innate musicality, give Liam an ever-captivating stage presence and make him a writer of genuinely challenging, sometimes daring material.