Seed Bone & Hammer

Kath MacLean & Lane Arndt

Seed Bone & Hammer is a CD of eclectic poetry performed by poet Kath MacLean and musician Lane Arndt. It’s nine tracks vary in length and genre and range from ancient Persian ghazals (Talking, Talking) to more exploratory takes on serial killers (Ten Ways to Skin a Cat), local Edmonton history and the High Level Bridge (There Was a Young Man), ghosts in the attic off Whyte Ave. (Forgive Us Our Trespasses) and even boasts a disco hit (Language of Desire).

What began on a whim and a dare from Toronto audiences – “where’s the CD Kath?” soon became reality and grew beyond its one track (Talking, Talking) to several tracks with the help and support of grants from Grant MacEwan College and Canada Council for the Arts. I’ve also been very fortunate to have found such extraordinarily talented people to work with in Lane Arndt whose musical genius always amazes me and Cassidy Armstrong, whose visual creations wowed me long before I knew her. Thanks so much guys!

Seed Bone & Hammer was launched Dec. 10. Click here for more info.


  • Kat Among the Tigers (forthcoming)
  • For a Cappuccino on Bloor (Broken Jaw Press, 1998). – (Winner of the New Muse Award 1999 & Kalamalka Press New Writer’s Award (1999) (not accepted).


  • Kath’s poetry, fiction, and non-fiction have been appearing in print since 1991 in established Canadian literary journals such as Grain, Descant, Fiddlehead, CV2, Sub-terrain, to name just a few. She often wins or is short-listed for many journal contests. This fall her poetry will be published for the first time in Europe in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield Studies. She has also been broadcast on CBC radio and university radio stations.


  • Kath has been writing critical reviews mostly for Prairie Fire since the early 90s. Once in print, now most appear online. Visit Prairie Fire to find her most recent reviews.


  • Seed Bone & Hammer with Lane Arndt (independent) 2009. (performance poetry)
  • Before He Could Write his Name –CJSR, U of A Radio, Edmonton, 2005. (poetry)
  • Talking, Talking Ghazal #2 – CJSR, U of A Radio, Edmonton, 2005. (poetry)
  • Ghosts on the Bridge. Alberta Anthology, CBC Radio. Dec. 9, 2001 (poetry)
  • long distance poem from here to there. Alberta Anthology, CBC Radio, March 31, 2000. (fiction)