He is a two-time Vancouver Haiku Champion, a two-time Vancouver Nerd Slam Champion, two-time Ghost Story Slam and the winner of the 2010 IWPS Haiku Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is one of only three North American poets to complete the Century Challenge of slamming 100 poems in a row with no repeats and he is the only one to do it twice. He’s a two-time Vancouver Poetry Slam team member and he was a competitor in the final CBC Radio poetry faceoff in 2009. He was the Vancouver poetry Slam Master for four years, the Vancouver Poetry House president for a bit, and he originated and maintained the Vancouver Poetry Slam YouTube channel for six years, uploading over four thousand videos with over 23 thousand subscribers and five million views. He’s a Libra, he has blue eyes, likes bland burritos, long walks in the rain, and he’s happy to be here.
We are now in the Winter Season, the season that decides Vancouver Poetry Slam team for April 2018. During the Winter Season (from September–March), the slam format consists of two rounds of 3-minute poems.
Cafe Deux Soleils and the Van Slam strive to be a trans friendly place and a hate speech free zone. Help us with that.
We acknowledge this event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. Please be respectful of that fact and its potential impacts when attending all VPH events.
Also, be kind to our VOLUNTEER door staff. They have to follow BC Liquor Board Rules and once we are sold out we can’t let anyone in unless someone leaves. You cannot save seats for people in line. Let them know if you are leaving. Our door, is cash ONLY.
Get there before if you want a seat/ to sign-up for the open mic or slam.