Shane Koyczan


  • One of the world’s premier spoken word performers.
  • Performed at the opening ceremonies at the 2010 Olympics.
  • Born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, he grew up in Penticton, British Columbia.
  • First poet from outside the USA to win the prestigious American National Poetry Slam.
  • His book Visiting Hours was hailed as a Book of the Year by The Guardian and the Globe and Mail.
  • Acclaimed for his riveting performances, worldwide. Koyczan’s lyricism inspires audiences and readers alike because his poems speak directly to the heart.

In this lesson

  • This is My Voice
  • The Crickets Have Arthritis
  • Interview