Trevor Abes: Writer

New Article on Charlotte Cardin’s Big Boy EP

I have an article about Charlotte Cardin’s Big Boy EP on Under the Deer.



New Poem About Self-Preservation

Here’s a new poem inspired by Moritz in Spring Awakening. I performed it at the November 2017 edition of Facilitate in support of Ghost Light Players‘ forthcoming production of the play.

21 Ways To Stick Around

  1. Save up to buy the land just outside of where your world ends just in case you decide to expand.
  2. Practice not being OK by treating each time as practice.
  3. Practice regularly dealing with bullshit while working on important things.
  4. Accept that there are different instantiations of the person you want to be to increase the odds of keeping yourself together.
  5. Declutter with vulnerability.
  6. Invest in ignorance by acknowledging its presence in the things you take for granted.
  7. Integrate absolution into your bedtime routine.
  8. Forgive yourself for not saying the right thing because the attitude of fuck it is a flowering endeavor.
  9. Find yourself through a buoy at sea.
  10. Find an activity that engulfs you from darkness.
  11. Tell people about the things you love without letting yourself love them any less no matter what they say.
  12. Defy your anxieties by making a home for the doom this brings forth.
  13. Imagine yourself Sisyphus finding the work too interesting.
  14. Exfoliate by letting what you’re feeling rip your face off.
  15. Get flair from the knowledge that you don’t have to stay.
  16. As an empty vessel you may fill as you choose, you can change your mind about anything.
  17. Talk to yourself like nobody loves you more than you.
  18. Become familiar with the edge of your nerve so mistakes can propel you forward.
  19. Test your beliefs until they’re closer to a space than a feeling.
  20. Stew in discomfort until it presents itself to you as more life.
  21. Consider why you might already be the shit.

Writing (About) Other People: Notional Ekphrasis and Parafiction in the Hospital Gift Shop

An essay about a book of poetry I’m working on recently went up in The Town Crier. Have a look here.

Review: Save Room for Superior Donuts

Here’s my review of Coal Mine Theatre’s Superior Donuts! On til Feb 26. Read it here on The Theatre Reader


Poster by Kostis Petridis.

Review: Clique Claque at Toronto’s Next Stage Theatre Festival

Here’s my review for Pea Green Theatre Group’s Clique Claque. On til January 15th as part of Toronto’s Next Stage Theatre Festival.

Watch it here


Three New Poems in Minetta Review

I have three new prose poems in the Minetta Review!

Read it here


Theatre Review: Shelf Life Compels Audiences To Act As Communities

My favorite play of the year. Review here.

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LiterArti 2016 #PoetryInThePark

I’ll be reading new poems at LiterArti at Wychwood Park on September 24th!

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The Container is Interactive Theatre at its Activist Best

It’s that good. Here’s why.

The Container photo by Lauren Posloski

Photo by Lauren Posloski.

This is the August: A Caring and Uncompromising Look at the Viral Age

Still a couple shows left for This is the August at SummerWorks 2016. I’m still reminiscing about this play 10 days after the fact. Here’s my review.



August 6th: The Love Poetry Festival

I’ll be reading poems August 6th on Toronto’s Centre Island with some poets I really admire.


Instructions: An Odd Couple Parable That Challenges And Delights

My review of Instructions (To Any Future Socialist Government Wishing To Abolish Christmas) is up on The Theatre Reader.

Check it here.



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