Louise Bak is a writer, editor, radio broadcaster, performance artist and sexuality counsellor. Her first book of poetry, emeighty, was published in a limited edition by Letters Bookshop in 1995. She subsequently authored Gingko Kitchen and Tulpa, both published by Coach House Books. She co-hosts Sex City, Toronto's only radio show dedicated to ongoing (s)excavation, not only in terms of sexual health but sexuality in relation to art, politics and culture. Louise also hosts The Box, a quarterly salon night of readings, performances, screenings, interventions and networking that aims to bring diverse communities and audiences into an environment of artistic and social intermingling. Her performance work has appeared recently in the independent films Cheese (1995), Amidst Us (Total Eclipse Productions, 1996) and The Wall (1997).
Her first feature film she wrote, The Ache, is currently in development.
Louise performs weekly sexual and cultural investigations at Toro Magazine. Here's a recent sampling: