Paul Dutton is a poet, novelist, essayist, and oral sound artist who is internationally renowned for his literary and musical performances. Since 1967, his artistic focus has been the creation of works that fuse the literary and musical impulses. He is the author of six books and has issued five sound recordings. As well, he was a member of the legendary Four Horsemen poetry performance quartet (1970–1988), and is a member of the free-improvisation trio CCMC (1989 to the present). In recent years he has performed at poetry festivals in Venezuela, Germany, and France, and at music festivals in Canada, France, and the U.S.A. His most recent book is a novel, Several Women Dancing (Mercury Press, 2002), his latest CD Oralizations (Ambiances MagnÃ©tiques, 2005).