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Ivan Coyote, a storyteller
May 3, 2010 9:40 AM   Subscribe

Ivan Coyote is a Canadian storyteller. Here's Ivan's story about life in the North called "You are Here". Part 1, 2, 3 and 4.

More Ivan Coyote:
A Butch Roadmap
So the Story goes
To all the beautiful fierce femmes out there
Featuring at the Vancouver Poetry Slam
An interview at Words Aloud 2007, part 1 and 2
posted by severiina (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Great to see Ivan finally getting posted here!
I highly recommend getting the You Are Here CD done with Rae Spoon. The show was later done with a different musical arrangement, but all versions I've seen are fabulous.

I am prejudiced since he's a friend, but Ivan is truly a gifted storyteller.
posted by Theta States at 9:51 AM on May 3, 2010


Yeah, I've read a couple of books by Ivan Coyote. Increadibly readable stuff. I'm surprised she's not been given a radio show.
posted by Kattullus at 11:11 AM on May 3, 2010


I'd heard a lot about Ivan, but had never heard him tell a story. That's magic right there. Now to hope he comes to Montreal soon so I can fangirl him!
posted by Devika at 11:32 AM on May 3, 2010


I believe Ivan goes by "she." I may be wrong about that.
posted by Kattullus at 12:24 PM on May 3, 2010


We had him for Exposure, a prarie queer fest that I was the first programming director, at the bar night before, he was one of the most geneours, kind and sweet performer i have meet--for a gender non conforming queer man who works thru masculinity and the prarire west, he is a guiding force.

he earns the name coyote.
posted by PinkMoose at 7:45 PM on May 3, 2010


and he/she has the problem most gender queer folks have, but jesus english pronouns are a fucking disaster.
posted by PinkMoose at 7:49 PM on May 3, 2010


Thank-you for posting these videos!

I've loved "to all the beautiful fierce femmes" since I heard it around a year ago, and get a little choked up listening to it. It makes me feel noticed and appreciated like nothing else I've ever heard. I'm getting choked up thinking about it. Ivan Coyote is the very awesomest.
posted by bewilderbeast at 8:55 PM on May 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fabulous! Seconding the radio show - he or she could easily replace half a dozen CBC presenters from Toronto. In my book.
posted by sneebler at 9:54 PM on May 3, 2010


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