After months of preliminary competition, it is time to find out who will represent the City of Edmonton at the Vancouver International Poetry Festival!
This Tuesday night, join us for an amazing night of poetry. Come out to support your favorites and our AMAZING feature for the night, Mary Pinkoski! If you’ve never heard or seen Mary in action, you are not winning. Do not miss this showcase!
Mary Pinkoski is a spoken word poet from Edmonton. She was a member of 2011 Edmonton Poetry Slam Team which won the National Championship at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Mary
was also voted Most Valuable Poet of the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She was a finalist in the 2011 Edmonton Poetry Laureate competition, as well as a finalist at the 2011 Canadian Individual Slam Championship. Mary was the winner of the 2008 National CBC Poetry Faceoff.
A storyteller at heart, her writing has been called dynamic and visceral. Mary has presented her unique style of spoken word throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Washington. In addition to her live performances, Mary’s work has been played on CBC Radio One’s Radio Active and the Key of A, CKUA’s The Road Home, as well as Philadelphia’s Spotlight on Jazz and Poetry. Mary has also led
numerous workshops on spoken word poetry, including work with youth. Mary’s most current chapbook is love is a tree you planted.