The Vancouver Poetry Slam presents feature poet, Rabbit Richards!
This slam is the second of two Semi-Finals bouts which will select 8 poets who will compete (alongside the Last Chance Slam winner) in the VanSlam Team final on April 24th during Verses Festival of Words. Poets competing in this slam have qualified by collecting points throughout the regular season. THIS IS NOT AN OPEN SLAM, however there will be 3 spots available for signup on the open mic.
Competing poets include (in no particular order):
Rabbit Richards is a New York born performance poet who is currently based in Montreal. Their/her stories and poetry blend the politics of race, love and gender with the emotional grounding of lived experience. She is a member of the Kalmunity Vibe Collective and a practiced improv artist. Richards is also the two time captain of Montreal’s Throw Poetry Collective and the 2015 winner of the Underground Indies poetry slam. She is currently serving on the board of SpoCan and as the chairperson of their Anti-Oppression Committee. Richards is a story teller at heart, and a staple of the Montreal Poetry Community.
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