Slamming in the Capital

Sabrina Benaim, most well-known for her poem, “Explaining My Depression to My Mother,” which has over 3,000,000 views on YouTube from her performance at the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Toronto, was the featured poet for the night. Benaim performed poems about anxiety, heartbreak, and one of her inspirations, Beyoncé.

The sweet and sticky taste of success

The new University of Ottawa professor followed up her most recent book, an accidental creation called The Honey Month, with a record-breaking award win for her poem, “Turning the Leaves.”

Analog romance in the digital age

Student teams up with award-winning artists for love-struck poetry reading Photo by Remi Yuan Remember the days before romance became mass-produced and depersonalized by clogged dating websites and TV progr...
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The road to becoming a poet

WHEN I ARRIVED at the Mercury Lounge, it looked just like it would any night of the week, except for the circle of folding chairs in front of the stage. They were set up for the spoken word poetry workshop that...