Thanks for your patience
Looking back at 2017, I’m really grateful for all the places I got to travel to for poetry. I featured at:
Poetry and Punk Rock Show, Toronto, ON
Northern Initiative for Social Action Showcase, Sudbury, ON
Tonight It’s Poetry, Saskatoon, SK
Vancouver Poetry Slam, Vancouver, BC
Thompson Public Library, Thompson, MB
Transformative Change Awards, Assoc of ON Health Centres
Superior Heights, Sault Saint Marie, ON
Poetry Festival, Peterborough, ON
Church Street Village Festival, CIUT 89.5FM, Toronto, ON
Wordstock Writer’s Festival, Sudbury, ON
Thanks to all the festivals, schools, organizations & conference organizers who I got to work with, including Louder Than A Bomb Toronto, Arts Etobicoke Feather & Anchor and Toronto Poetry Slam. I wish you all the best in 2018 and I look forward to working with you again!
Catch my interview with the fabulous Mark Tara on Rainbow Country with CIUT 89.5 FM
I talk about poetry, mental health and the art form, and about being gay in spoken word.
Catch it all here: www.marktara.podomatic.com
Students, thanks for sharing your lives with me through poetry!
I’ve been planning this year’s school poetry workshops. On a recent phone call with a teacher I’ve worked with for few years, she shared some positive feedback that I had to write down to take in.
She said, “They’re hearing you. It’s working. You really made an impact on how they see themselves. The students who you’ve worked with have been really touched to the core.”
That makes the early mornings so worthwhile. This is me yesterday at 7:30am, ready to teach poetry to Grades 6, 7 & 8 students!
I’m a regular at Toronto Poetry slam. You can catch me hosting, working as slam master, live tweeting, on merch table duty, timekeeping or scorekeeping. There’s lots to do to keep this bimonthly slam happening.
It’s always great when we get to see friends and supporters like we did this month – when Shane Koyzcan visited! I’m a fan of his work and happy to talk poetry with him whenever our poetry paths overlap.
Great to see you Shane!