Toronto Poetry Slam Finals, 2017 Photo Credit: Jacklyn Atlas Photography

Toronto Poetry Slam Finals, 2017
Photo Credit: Jacklyn Atlas Photography

 

Bio

Jennifer Alicia is queer, mixed (Mi’kmaq/Settler) storyteller originally from Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), now residing in Toronto, Ontario. She is two-time national poetry slam champion with the Toronto Poetry Slam team (2017 & 2018) and member of Seeds & Stardust: an Indigenous women’s poetry collective. Jennifer Alicia also hosts a weekly writing group called “especially around the dreams.”

Jennifer Alicia has performed in cities throughout North America, such as Vancouver, Chicago, Albuquerque, and Denver to name a few. She began her spoken word journey in Toronto in 2007 in the activist scene, but has been writing poetry since she was a child. Jennifer Alicia was recently an artist-in-residence for Indigenous Storyteller and Spoken Word at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Jennifer Alicia is currently working on a collection of poetry and stories centered around home (Ktaqmkuk).