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Shane Koyczan (Penticton)

Shane Koyczan

You only have to hear spoken word virtuoso Shane Koyczan once to be hooked--humane, furious, sexy, political, tragic, and so funny you’ll be laughing through your tears. Koyczan’s performances--thrillingly rich, fast and cool-- have brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Auckland, and Los Angeles. Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, he has been featured on Bravo! Television, NPR, BBC, CBC, and ABC (Australia) radio. His first published collection, Visiting Hours, was the only work of poetry selected by both the Guardian and the Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists. His new novel in verse (Stickboy) is being met with critical praise and inching its way into the Canada's high school curriculum.




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