2011 CANADIAN FESTIVAL OF SPOKEN WORD CHAMPIONS!
The Edmonton Breath in Poetry slam team formed in April, 2011 is comprised of Mary Pinkoski, Ahmed Ali, Liam Coady, Colin Matty and Chris Krueger (alt).The team competed against 19 other teams across Canada and emerged as the 2011 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Champions. Each member brings an undeniably dynamic blend of poetry and performance that lead to this year’s victory in Toronto, ON. Bringing their unique spoken word to the festival stage, the team was also recognized by their peers in the Poet’s Choice Awards as the Most Admirable Team of 2011 CFSW. Mary Pinkoski was also awarded Most Valuable Poet of the festival and Ahmed Ali’s line “I Am Africa” was chosen as the Line Most Likely to Appear on a T-shirt. This is only the second year that Edmonton has competed at the national festival and we are extremely proud and honored to have brought the championship home to Western Canada.