Welcome to our new Artistic Director Johnny Trinh

Vancouver Poetry House is pleased to announce the appointment of Johnny D Trinh as our new Artistic Director. Johnny brings over 20 years of experience as an arts leader, producer, educator, and artist. Often quoted for this mantra, “It takes a community to build an artist, whether we resist against … Continued

Hullabaloo Artist Profile Apollo The Child

Khaleefa ‘Apollo the Child’ Hamdan is a spoken word poet, hip hop artist, radio host, youth worker and is the former co director of the Urban Legends Poetry Collective. Apollo created the free after school youth writing program Youth Speak with the Ottawa Public Library and he hosts the Home … Continued

Delta Papers Cover Hulllabaloo Champs

The papers in Delta picked up coverage on Hullabaloo champs from their local school, South Delta Secondary, and the Hullabaloo Indies Champ, Floyd VB, who was part of the SDSS slam team. Check out the article on Hullabaloo in the South Delta Optimist and this cool piece on Floyd VB … Continued

Youthink Magazine Article on Hullabaloo Winners

(South Delta Secondary, Hullabaloo Team Champions, Zoe Wessler, Parker Woods, Sam Merritt and Floyd VB and their coach Trevor “Spillious the Ridiculous One” Spilchen) Youthink Magazine has been a fabulous media sponsor for Hullabaloo. Read their article about the results of this year’s festival as well as their interview with … Continued

Shaw TV features Hullabaloo

Fantastic segment on Hullabaloo featuring youth poets from New Westminster and South Delta. Hullabaloo is the first part of this video (staring at 1:06) that was aired on Shaw TV. In his excitement, RC Weslowski tells Floyd and Jasmine that both their teams will be part of Team Finals Night. … Continued

Georgia Straight Highlights Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo was picked by The Georgia Straight as one of its “Straight Choices” in this week’s paper (page 32). They also posted are article about Hullabaloo online, which includes quotes from co-organizer, RC Weslowski. Here’s an excerpt: While the event is billed as a competition, and there can only be … Continued

Olivia B interviewed in VancouverIsAwesome.com

Olivia B was featured in a recent post on the most excellent website VancouverIsAwesome.com. Here’s a snippet: Favourite Vancouver/Lower Mainland writer? I don’t know if I have a “favourite”, but right now I’m really excited about lisa b., who is a spoken word poet I discovered through the Van slam … Continued

Zaccheus Jackson in The Province

As part of his work with the Talking Stick Festival, Zaccheus Jackson was featured in a recent article by Stuart Derdeyn in The Province. “After an argument with my girl-friend, I was walking off the tension along my neighbourhood of Commercial Drive when I saw a sign that said “Poetry … Continued

Article on Hullabaloo 2011 Champs, Reynolds Secondary

Read the original article on Youthink by Camilla Shelby – Port Moody Secondary, Port Moody BC Feb 7, 2012 Defined as a, “form of poetry that often uses alliterated prose or verse,” spoken word is a powerful form of expression. Spoken word artists and teams compete against one another in … Continued