Verses Festival of Words
Poets and storytellers from around North America converge on East Vancouver this spring, April 8–13, 2013, blending literacy and orality together.
Check out the new website at VersesFestival.ca
Ain’t I a woman?
A woman not trying to be anything I am not, but everything that we are!
Next Poetry Event
Janice Lee is a poet and musician rooted in Kitchener, Ontario. Her art engages in conversations about the marginalization of racialized people, the aggressive power dynamics of patriarchy, and how we can push capitalist systems out of our lives. She wants to affirm life, build relationships and community through art, encourage people to love their bodies, eat lots of garlic and ride bikes. She most enjoys initiating the communal relief of laughing together, openly, with exuberance! Janice is a member of the Flying V’s, Kitchener-Waterloo’s first spoken word team and is a co-founder and organizer of the KW Poetry Slam.
The summer slam season has begun. The format is different than the regular season. For the summer season poets will need a 1 minute, a 2 minute and a 4 minute poem to perform. There are three rounds. 12 poets in the first round then 6 then the top 3. Rounds go in this order, 2 minutes, 1 minute and 4 minutes. A 10 sec grace period in each round.