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Crazzy Dave Project


Crazzy Dave has been the subject of significant media attention since 2008, during which time he has come to be celebrated as the “iconic street poet” of the Ottawa homeless community, known to be found in the Byward Market. Too proud to accept charity, Dave transforms his experiences on the street into observations in the noumenal space between the city’s privileged working classes and the “invisible” homeless.

His poetry offers a reflection of the intelligent and aware existence of a homeless man who considers himself a successful busker rather than a pan-handler, charging a $2 creativity fee in addition to the amount per the buyer’s perceived value of every poem he sells. Dave has been writing prolifically since 2006 and has recently been published in a collaborative volume with an Ottawa photographer.


La Petite Mort Gallery is proud to say we have collaborated with Crazzy Dave since 2006 to look at options, and to create projects to assist Dave is getting work & eventually finding housing via the sale of his poetry & the published book.


Congratulations Dave, we love you.


Guy Berube, director
La Petite Mort Gallery

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