breath in poetry

Edmonton's Poetry Community

Edmonton's Poetry Community

Breath in Poetry (BIP) was created in 2009 and is a group of poetry enthusiasts and performers who volunteer their time to promote spoken word in the city. There are three organizers: Ahmed “Knowmadic” Ali, Titilope Sonuga, and Reakash Walters. They facilitate the Rouge Poetry nights on a weekly basis at the Rouge Lounge, a locally owned and operated business. Every Tuesday at 9 P.M. is open mic night. They also hold slam competitions where poets compete against one another. Admission to get into the slam is five dollars but open mic nights are completely free.