Ivan Leonce

Ivan is a black queer spoken word poet of afro-caribbean, tamil and kalinago ancestry. Born and raised in one of his ancestral homelands, iere, land of the hummingbirds, kalinago territory, he moved to coast salish territories in 2012 seeking a change from colonially imposed anti-queer laws in the caribbean. Ivan’s poetry is a medley of home, heart, and hurt always pulling him closer to his ancestors.