The Vancouver Poetry House presents feature poet, Reema.
Reema is a Toronto based human and a Vancouver based poet.
She was recently asked when she started calling herself a poet, and she realized that it was when she started to draw creative inspiration from depression. Honest, bold, and whimsical, she writes about mental illness, love, and her social experience.
Reema is pleased to present her first chapbook, Earth: A Journey in Depression. It features not only poems, but the Google Earth images that inspired them. She will be reading some pieces from this book, as well as other pieces about her experience with mental illness.
Reema would like to thank both the UBC and Vancouver Poetry Slams for encouraging her to write again, to perform her work, and welcoming both her and her work with open arms. Vancouver Poetry Slam, especially: She could not have started writing poetry again without you.
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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