As the Poets Affirm
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|As The Poets Affirm|
|Origin||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Past members||Kina De Grasse
As The Poets Affirm was a Canadian independent rock band formed in 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario. The band began as a three-piece acoustic project, and later evolved into a seven-member line-up experimenting with jazz, classical and electronica. Its name is taken from a line in Dante's Inferno.
The band's 2004 album The Jaws that Bite, The Claws that Catch, reached the top five in !earshot, Canada's national campus radio chart, in February 2005.  The band has also received airplay on CBC Radio 3 and Brave New Waves.
The group played alongside many notable Canadian acts such as The Dears, Destroyer, Apostle of Hustle, Sunset Rubdown, Elliott Brood, P:ano, and Rock Plaza Central. Other acts they played alongside include The Dirty Projectors, City and Colour and Grizzly Bear (band).
As The Poets Affirm disbanded in 2007 after a summer of playing Ottawa's Bluesfest, and recording a final album at Little Bullhorn Studios, which is yet to be officially released. Half of the band's final line-up are now in Videotape.
- I Want to Tell My Heart to You, But I Cannot Say English (January 2004)
- The Jaws that Bite, The Claws that Catch (November 2004)
- Awake (November 2006)
- Gary Udle - acoustic and electric guitar, vocals
- Nathan Gara - Drums
- Ryan Patterson - electric guitar, pocket trumpet, vocals
- Adam Saikaley - Moog, organ, vocals
- Alex Cairncross - bass guitar, vocals
- Cindy Olberg - cello
- Kina De Grasse Forney - cello, Rhodes, vocals
- Ben Belanger - electric guitar, Rhodes, synthesizer, trumpet, vocals
- Ryan Griffin - bass guitar
- Renee Leduc - violin
- "earshot-online Feb 2005 charts raked 4th". Retrieved 26 May 2010.
- Nathanael. "As the Poets Affirm - The Jaws that Bite, The Claws that Catch". Retrieved 3 April 2014.