A Trip to the Zzoo

by MA|DE
24pp / 8" x 5" / ISBN 978-1-7772244-1-7

shortlisted: 2021 bpNichol Chapbook Award

MA|DE (est. 2018) is a collaborative writing entity, a unity of two voices fused into a poetic third. It is the name given to the joint authorship of Mark Laliberte and Jade Wallace, artists whose active solo practices differ quite radically from one another. MA|DE’s collaborative writing formalizes a process that began as an extended dialogue between two people newly discovering one another; their long, exploratory conversations opened up a language-space all their own. MA|DE is currently working on their first full-length collection of poetry, which formulates a set of shared visions, symbols, and ciphers that invites the reader into their complex, continually-expanding internal universe.

MA|DE discusses A Trip to the Zzoo's composition process in periodicities: a journal of poetry and poetics