We went there. The Flying V’s, Kitchener-Waterloo’s first ever poetry slam team. We were total rookies, and we surprised everyone including ourselves, by making it to semifinals and placing 6th overall out of 20 teams! It was inspiring, exhausting, magical and intense. You can see all the poems we performed in competition on the KW Spoken Word Youtube Channel.
My team is amazing. The way we supported each other, as human beings, as poets, as friends, was truly an act of community. Thank you to them: JT Jones, Lindsay Jack, Beth Murch and Jessalyn Broadfoot (who also was in The Fear Project with me!)
Now back to organizing the KW Poetry Slam season!