On April 28th, Lady Vanessa Cardona won the title of Canada’s best individual slam poet at the 2018 Verses Festival of Words in Vancouver.
Verses takes place annually at venues clustered around East Vancouver’s Commercial Drive. Each year, as part of Verses, the best slam poets from across Canada come to Vancouver to compete in the Canadian Individual Slam Championship (CIPS). Sanctioned by SpoCan (the governing body of poetry slam in Canada). CIPS determines the nation’s best individual slam poet. Verses aims to serve this national community by staging CIPS in a way that ensures fairness and raises the profile of the slam movement in Canada.
During round three of the final stage of the competition performed in the ANNEX Theatre, Lady Cardona scored 29.5 from the judges and was ranked number one. View the final scores.
— Ahmed Knowmadic (@AKnowmadic) April 29, 2018
Lady Vanessa Caicedo Cardona is a Colombian spoken word artist, activist, story teller, theatre practitioner and photographer. She aims to create unapologetic honest art based on genuine life experience as a first generation immigrant woman living in Turtle Island. She started her spoken word career in Windhoek, Namibia and furthered herself in Edmonton,Treaty 6 territory.
Congratulations Lady Vanessa!