Spoken Word Artist
w/ Jess Nieberg
Featured Artist #1
Internationally recognized author and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan has emerged as a creator of poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice. In 2013, he collaborated with animators to make the anti-bullying viral video "To This Day" which has had over 13 million views, and he performed a customized version "For the Bullied and the Beautiful" to acclaim at the 2013 International TED Conference in Long Beach, California. Shane shapes his words and delivers in multi mediums from authored, video, spoken word, operatic, and musically performed.
Featured Artist #2
Jess Nieberg (they/them) is a queer Jewish poet living in Boulder, CO. They are receiving their BA in Creative Writing at the University of Colorado, and are passionately involved in the Boulder/Denver poetry community. They were a semifinalist with the Denver Mercury Slam team at the National Poetry Slam in 2017, and are now the slammaster for the Denver Mercury Cafe. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bottlecap Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, The Hunger, Lunch Ticket, and as a runner-up for the Western Humanities Review Mountain West Writers' contest.