The Vancouver Poetry House presents feature poet, Kim Villagante.
Kim Villagante, also known as K!mmortal, is an artistic force to be reckoned with. As an artist of lines and rhymes, as well as an arts-based community organizer, Kim fuses her phenomenal artistic talents (as a visual-artist, singer-songwriter, rap-poet-lyricist, and actor) with her passion for queer and anti-racist activism. In 2013, Kim’s debut acting role in hip hop theatre production “Sal Capone: The Lamentable Tragedy Of” landed her a nomination in Montreal English Theatre Awards as “Outstanding Supporting Actress”. In 2014, she released her debut album, “Sincerity” and represented Vancouver as the only Filipina emcee in 2015’s Canadian Music Week. Her latest acting accomplishment was playing the lead in the one-woman play “Sister Mary’s A Dyke” written by Flerida Peña and directed by Jan Derbyshire which ran during Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival in 2015. Kim was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award in Community-Engaged arts in 2013, and is also the founder of “SHE”, an annual East-Vancouver event celebrating indigenous, black, and women of colour in WORD and MUSIC (shefestvan.com). Her recent self-directed music video, “Brushing by heaven’s shoulder”, was animated, rapped and filmed by Kimmortal and was selected to be screened at San Francisco’s Queer Women of Colour Film festival 2016.
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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