The Vancouver Poetry House presents feature poet, Barbara Adler.
In over a decade of touring, Barbara Adler has told stories, performed poetry and played her accordion all over North America and Europe. She is a veteran of Canada’s spoken word community, recognized for her solo work, her interdisciplinary collaborations and for her role as a founding member of the acclaimed folk-poetry band The Fugitives. She continues to explore the intersections between music, sound and text under the banner of Ten Thousand Wolves, an intimately collaborating ensemble whose projects gather together songwriting, storytelling and theatre to create performances for thinking, laughing and dancing. Her work has been presented through multiple solo and band albums, publication in spoken word anthologies and performances at major music and literary festivals, including The Vancouver Writers Festival, The Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Vancouver Folk Festival and the Vienna Literature Festival. Most recently, Barbara wrote and composed music for ‘Klasika’, a musical about Czech tramps, Canadian rodeo queens, and the time she accidentally became the star of a Czech documentary film. Barbara has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University. In 1995 she tied with four other seventh graders to share Forest Grove Elementary School’s ‘Be the Best You Can Be’ award.
We are in our three-round summer season. A two-minute round of 12 poets, a one-minute round of 6 poets, and then a four-minute round of 3 poets. Cut from below, clean slate each round. Let the summer season begin!
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