Our spoken word battle-concert returns to the Drake Hotel on Oct 12, featuring a double-bill feature spot! We not only feature Edmonton Poet Laureate Nisha Patel but also budding poetry star BiCurious Goerge from Montreal!
More about the poets below:
Nisha Patel is an award-winning Indo-Canadian poet & artist. She is the City of Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, and the 2019 Canadian Individual Slam Champion. She is a recipient of the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award. She is also the Executive Director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. Nisha is a graduate of the Alberta School of Business, working to further her goal of building a stronger artistic community through living in her truth. You can find out more about her at nishapatel.ca.
Writer, poet, filmmaker and spoken word artist, Liana Cusmano (Luca/BiCurious George) is the 2018 and 2019 Montreal Slam Champion and the runner up in the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship. Their poems and short stories have been published in short story collections, anthologies and literary magazines, and they have performed their work in English, French and Italian in North America, Europe, and Asia. With work that touches on love, pain, queerness and belonging, their aim is to help others feel both seen and safe.