Vancouver poetry house presents, feature poet Sabrina Benaim who brings with her her poetry – the perfect tickle to inspire a more dreamy December. Much akin to butterfly kisses and feathers on cheeks, Sabrina’s performance will infuse you with a subtle warmth that will most certainly provoke a series of spontaneous smiles.
“At birth we are placed into a stream of holy water we dare not cup our palms to hold. We call the water time. Our bodies are built electric ivory lighthouses for our surviving souls, our shadows allude to the haunting deja vu, we have been before, everything that will be has been before, once at least, but probably more.” – The See You Soon Theory
It might not seem like it but Sabrina was once afraid of her voice. It wasn’t until she found poetry that the roaring lion nestling in her throat began to speak. Most recently Sabrina was part of the 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team which was crowned national champions this past October in Victoria, BC. Sabrina’s poems float along the spectrum of love, pain, identity and Beyonce. These days, she wears her voice on her sleeve and hopes to share it with as many people as humanly possible.
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