Canadian Olympic ceremony poet bursts onto world stage


"Slam poet Shane Koyczan is still reeling from his appearance at
Vancouver’s Olympic opening ceremony in which he delivered what many
call a defining moment for Canadians with his poem We Are More."


. . .

"Bullying led to writing

Upon
moving to B.C. when he was 14, Koyczan says he was bullied a lot and he
didn’t know how to socialize very well. This is the reason he honed his
writing skills."


"Koyczan says his writing classes were what saved him: "That was not only a creative outlet but an emotional one for me.""

. . .

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/media/story/2010/02/14/koyczan-poet-olympics.html

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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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