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Shane Koyczan Announces UK Tour.

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Shane Koyczan Tickets
Glasswerk are proud to announce award winning spoken word poet, writer and performer Shane Koyczan is back on tour. Known for touching on issues such as anti-bullying, eating disorders and death, the Canadian poet is embarking on a 3 month tour across America and The UK.




Wednesday 10th May 2017 at St Anns Church Manchester

Wednesday 17 May 2017 at 229 London



Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Downie and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he’s often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Koyczan emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.

With his rhythmic verse in high gear, he navigates his audience through social and political territory with a furious honesty and a tender humanity that has brought audiences to their feet in New York, London, Edinburgh, Sydney, Stockholm, and Los Angeles, to name a few. He has received 5 star reviews for his performances around the globe. Winner of the US Slam Poetry Championship and the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics, Koyczan is truly an extraordinary talent that has blown the dust off of the traditional designation “poet”.

 
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Date: Thursday 9th of February 2017
 
Editor: katy.sullivan[at]glasswerk.co.uk
 
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From Wikipedia: Shane .L. Koyczan (b. 22 May 1976) is a poet. He was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada, and grew up in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. He is the first international performer to win the Individual Championship title at the National Poetry Slam 2000 in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Shane is a dynamic and charismatic artist whose performances are jaw-dropping in their expressive power. His delivery follows that of slam poetry and his performances and personae are at the vanguard of the live poetry circuit in the U.S., Canada & the UK. Read more about Shane Koyczan on Last.fm.

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