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The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

  Brandon Wint, a two-time national champion of poetry slam and one of Canada’s most beloved and well-respected spoken word artists, released his first full length album, The Long Walk Home, on April 22nd, 2016. The album, a unique one within the landscape of Canadian […]

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

We saw Illustrated for the first time at a Poetry Slam in Edmonton. There was something very unique about his style and content. His words elicited a realism and intensity that we had not seen before. We hoped to get the chance to speak to […]

Hurting Inside by Arlo Maverick

Hurting Inside by Arlo Maverick

“Hurting Inside” is a spoken word piece/song from my conceptual album, Maybe Tomorrow. Maybe Tomorrow is the story of an up and coming musician suffering the loss of his grandmother just as his career takes off. With her death following on the heels of a […]

Can We Keep Talking for Another Day ’till All Our Days are Over?

Can We Keep Talking for Another Day ’till All Our Days are Over?

we’re talking again. and it doesn’t get old. i’m feeling young again with your words. taking me back to when it was us against the world. and i didn’t know that i miss you. the feeling washing over me like an angry wave. and i’m […]

How Pain and Loss Can Lead Us to Hope

How Pain and Loss Can Lead Us to Hope

I sit alone in your room in your chair in silence brimming with loss and air so empty it chokes me. It is all around without escape and must consume and carve before it fills the hollow in my chest. Loss is the space between […]

Brain Ponderings by Ana Moca-Grama

Brain Ponderings by Ana Moca-Grama

My brain informed me it could be a genius. If only you could focus, he said. If only your tunnel vision could expand into an universal vision. One where you are one. My brain then proceeded to make me feel stupid. If only I could […]

The Ink in my Soul Died || Spoken Word

The Ink in my Soul Died || Spoken Word

This is about how two people tried so hard to love each other. But sometimes love isn’t enough. Illustrated https://www.facebook.com/illustrated911/ Saskatoon, CANADA

Beautiful Mess by Jorge Robleto

Beautiful Mess by Jorge Robleto

We are given a short amount of time on this little blue dot. The question that we must ask ourselves then is, “what will we do with the time that we have?” This book has taken me many hours to complete and it is exciting […]

Ignite – Lora Bidner ft. JustJamaal ThePoet

Ignite – Lora Bidner ft. JustJamaal ThePoet

Lora and I created this piece together. She approached me with the idea to write about finding oneself after being lost in despair. At the time she had just recovered from a crisis, while I was just finding myself again after a two year bout with […]

For All The Girls With Messy Hearts, And To The Men Whose Skin Have Tasted Mine

For All The Girls With Messy Hearts, And To The Men Whose Skin Have Tasted Mine

Let’s be honest here – I am not the girl men fall in love with. I am the girl that men want to fuck. I am a conquest. A prize. A show. I could count on five hundred fingers the number of people that have […]

The Game by 7

The Game by 7

She promised she’d never lie She swore I was her true love Pitiful There I sat, licking at my wounds with liquor Trying to soak away the pain from my tears But the (self) loathing only became thicker   Suddenly a flicker, Her flaming gaze […]

Beyond Every Spoken Word || Sara Al Souqi

Beyond Every Spoken Word || Sara Al Souqi

Clivenne is an extraordinary young girl with so much love for a world she barely comprehends. Born deaf, she faced so many obstacles in an unequipped society that has dutifully set her back in her education. Despite this, she has grown to be the definition […]



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