YouthCanSlam! – Fight and Flourish Radio (formerly The Hump) Aug 20 2014 Podcast

Hello hello!

This is Janice Lee, reporting back from YouthCanSlam in Ottawa, the national festival for young spoken word poets. I was there all week reppin KW, and I facilitated a Safer Spaces and Anti-Oppression in Slam workshop at the festival. Youth poets ages 14-22 from across Turtle Island came together to participate in workshops, see feature performers and compete in the Canadian National Youth Poetry Slam Championships. For this show I interviewed a handful of youth poets, as well as some organizers from the national spoken word scene. It’s quite a patchwork of short interviews. Be sure to check out the podcast below, on air we only heard up to track 10.

Fight and Flourish Radio – YouthCanSlam Feature Podcast Stream:
Part 1 | Part 2

Poems on this podcast:
1) Andre Fenton – “Biracial Superman” (Halifax)
2) Ikenna Onyegbula, YouthCanSlam Founder and Organizer, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion –  “The Superior”
3) Eva Rodriguez – “Madame B” (Winnipeg)
4) Isaac Bond, Spoken Word Canada National Director – “Old Friend” (Saskatoon)
5) Alyssa Ginsburg, Toronto organizer – interview
6) Sea Legs – “Somewhere New” (Saskatoon)
7) Melissa Illing – “Jill” (Vancouver)
8) Andrew Warner – “Languages”, “School Poem” (Vancouver)
9) Mariah Dear – “Untitled” (Vancouver)
10) Scout – “Letter to my future child”, “Untitled” (Vancouver)
11) Sebastien Wen – “Cruelty” (Vancouver)
12) Sebastien Wen and Jess Tollestrop – “Welcome to the Cosmos” (Vancouver)

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