IF THE POET TO JUDGE AT FINALS

  IAN FRENCH aka IF THE POET joins us as a judge at our Finals Night on May 14th, 2016. IF’s poems channel the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the yearning that resides in every human heart. He says “every poem I write is a ‘shout out’ to the sacredness of…

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RECAP: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Event

The featured image in this article belongs to the Hamilton Steelworkers. To view more images from the event, please click here.   This article was originally published in The Hamilton Spectator, and is written by Joel OpHardt. Click here for the published article.    By: Joel OpHardt, The Hamilton Spectator Disappointed by community backlash of the refugee crisis,…

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The Sil: Hamilton Youth Poets

This article was originally published in The Silhouette, McMaster University’s student newspaper. Click here for the published article.  By: Yara Farran I’m currently sitting in a near-empty classroom. Some students are participating in an impromptu calculus study session. I can hear the anxiety in their voices as they discuss inverse functions. But I can tell that…

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How To Save a Life: The Power of Spoken Word

  By: Tobi Abdul In the spoken word community, a common phrase repeated throughout the poetry slam is “it’s not about the points, it’s about the poetry.” For an outsider watching a slam, which is rooted in competition, these words may not make much sense, but for a poet, these words are our guiding principles. The…

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Hamilton’s Lee Reed Joins Emcee Olympics As Judge

  Hamilton Youth Poets is pleased to announce that Hamilton’s own Lee Reed will be a judge for the Emcee Olympics at this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Canada: Youth Poetry Festival. From Lee’s website: Lee Reed is a Hamilton O.G. and a veteran of the Kanadian Indie music scene. For 19 years he’s been stomping stages…

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Kobi from Canadian Winter Joins Emcee Olympics As Judge

    Hamilton Youth Poets is pleased to announce that Kobi, frontman for Canadian Winter, will be a judge for the Emcee Olympics at this year’s Louder Than A Bomb Canada: Youth Poetry Festival.   From Canadian Winter’s Facebook Page:   Deep in the heart of Ontario, in Winter 2009, four souls combined to tell a story.…

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