Ian French

Special guest

Ian French [ Poet + Speaker + Author ]

Ian French (IF THE POET) is an internationally renowned poet and spoken word artist, known for his electrifying, highly emotional performance style and personal, spiritually charged poetry.

He is the subject of two highly acclaimed documentaries; IF THE POET, produced by CBC (Canadian broadcasting Corporation) and directed by filmmaker Kim Saltarski, which chronicled his entry into the competitive world of slam poetry at age 50, and a short film produced by BRAVO!, also entitled IF THE POET.

Ian describes his poems as “channeling the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the yearning that resides in every human heart.” He says “every poem I write is a ‘shout out’ to the sacredness of our days, a three-chord party jam, and a tribute to the triumph of love over fear.”

Ian is the 2014 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion and a member of the 2013 National Champion Toronto Poetry Slam Team. He is also a prolific writer of traditional page poetry.

Source: http://ifthepoet.com/ian-french/

Ian French has been a guest on 1 episode.