Here’s what the KWPS had to say about their appearance at NIGHT\SHIFT – just two days before they head off to compete at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Montreal!
KW Poetry Slam’s spoken word event will inspire, enrage, and entertain you with a flurry of words presented by some of Canada’s most hyped slam poets. We hope you will leave aglow with a renewed love of poetry.
Team Captain Beth Murch is an author, spoken word artist, full-spectrum doula, independent placenta service provider, and kitchen witch. As a social justice activist, her work frequently draws upon themes of Feminism, sexuality, Nature, and spirituality. Beth has always been a writer and performer, but only got into slam a little over a year ago when she decided to cross “perform at spoken word event” off her bucket list. She made K-W’s 2012 CFSW team and the rest was history.
Jaded jazzes it up with her jovial jargon! Jaded is a spoken word artist whose poems range from humorous to getting the word out on serious social issues.
Janice Lee is a spoken word poet and singer-songwriter rooted in Kitchener, Ontario. She has a background in English literature, musical theatre and community activism. She writes about embodied struggle and joy related to politics, gender, community and food. She likes satire. Janice is an organizer and co-founder of the KW Poetry Slam and was a member of The Flying V’s, KW’s 2012 Slam Team. She writes and performs music with her band Janice Lee and the Free Radicals.
C-Command is a rapper on a quest for his ultimate flow. He seeks to capture and represent the ecstatic concentration and euphoric momentum of a human mind making sense of things. He has a background in acting for film and stage, and in 2012 he received a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Concordia in Montreal. In 2013 he placed 2nd at the Canadian Indivdual Poetry Slam Championship (CIPS) in Vancouver.
KWPS is also bringing in 4-time member of the Toronto Poetry Slam team David Delisca to feature at NIGHT\SHIFT.
Check out C-Command’s “Die Jest” for a preview:
You can follow the team’s adventures at CFSW on Twitter @KWPoetrySlam.