RENTAL: Toronto Poetry Slam Finals featuring Safia Elhillo


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 23, 2019 8:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 22 8:00 PM


Toronto Poetry Slam's biggest show of the year will pit 8 poets in a heated poetry slam to find out who will be on the 2020 TPS Team! With a special opening set by the BAM! Youth Slam Team, and a special guest performance by Sudanese-American poet Safia Elhillo!

Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, and a Cave Canem fellow, she holds an MFA from the New School. Safia received the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. She is a 2019 recipient of Stanford University’s Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a 2018 recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship. In addition to appearing in journals and anthologies, her work has been translated into Arabic, Japanese, Estonian, Portuguese, and Greek, and commissioned by Under Armour and the Bavarian State Ballet. With Fatimah Asghar, she is co-editor of the anthology Halal If You Hear Me (Haymarket Books, 2019).

Additional Information

Tickets: $30

All ages // General admission        

7:00 PM: Doors Open
8:00 PM: Show

This event will include ASL interpretation.

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