Vancouver poetry house presents feature poet, Scruffmouth.
Kevan Anthony Cameron, a.k.a. Scruffmouth, is a Canadian-Jamaican spoken word artist, performer, poet and scribe with the ability to disseminate ancient indigenous knowledge in contemporary forms of creative expression. He is creative director for Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective the community that produces the annual events at Hogan’s Alley Poetry Festival & Pan African Slam. Scruffmouth uses contemporary hip-hop culture infused with creation mythology to generate a unique style of “spoken dub poetry” His current projects, are exploring publishing opportunities for an audiovisual spoken dub enhanced cd with a graphic poetry chapbook and touring internationally. His poetry gives voice to historical and philosophical content in the style of the West African griot on the North American continent.
He is the co-editor of The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry.
As always, there will be an open mic and two-round poetry slam, (3 min) where poets accumulate points to qualify for the Van Slam team.
Cafe Deux Soleils and the Van Slam strive to be a trans friendly place and a hate speech free zone. Help us with that. We also acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded First Nations Territory.
Also, be kind to our VOLUNTEER door staff. They have to follow BC Liquor Board Rules and once we are sold out we can’t let anyone in unless someone leaves. You cannot save seats for people in line. Let them know if you are leaving. Also no ATM at the door, it’s cash ONLY.
Get there early if you want a seat or want to slam. Before 7pm.