Poetik

Chapter 2 – April 15, 2021

This week’s guest is Poetik:
Kevin is a spoken word poet and visual artist. Kevin is the founder of Indigenous Poetry Society, established with hopes of building a larger community of spoken word artists. Kevin represented Saskatoon at the Canadian Individual Slam in Vancouver in 2018 and 2020, and represented Tonight It’s Poetry for the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW) in 2017 and 2018. He recently finished the Indigenous Fine Arts Residency in Banff Centre for the Arts. His work has led to community initiatives like planting misaskwatomina (Saskatoon berry) shrubs by the river near downtown Saskatoon with a group known as Locals Only. His aim is to always inspire the next upcoming artists, like the first Indigenous Poets Society Team who competed at CFSW 2019. A collection of paintings that were created by Kevin Wesaquate still hang at the Saskatchewan Polytechnique Adult 10 & 12 building. Becoming a community leader in Saskatoon, he is from Piapot First Nation where he learned the value of a community. Sahkihitok (love one another)

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