Chris Gilpin

Chris has performed at many literary and music festivals, including Calgary Spoken Word Festival, Victoria Spoken Word Festival, Kispiox Music Festival, v125 Poetry Conference, and Edmonton Poetry Festival. At the 2012 Vancouver International Poetry Festival, Chris won both the Nerd Slam and Erotica Slam. He is a two-time member of the Vancouver Poetry Slam Team (2008 & 2009), sole survivor of Vancouver’s 2008 Haiku Death Match, finalist in the 2010 Write Bloody Press manuscript competition, winner of Vancouver’s 2009 CBC Poetry Face-off, and the 2011 Vancouver Individual Poetry Slam champion. His literary work has been published in Geist, PRISM international, CV2, Poetry is Dead, Vancouver Review, and The Canadian Review of Literature in Performance. Find out more at

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