Cliffs Notes: Wayde Compton

To get you prepped for the onslaught of artistic awesomeness that’s coming your way in April, we’re running a series highlighting our amazing performers. Because you are busy and important, we’ll keep it short. 100 words or less, (almost) everything you need to know.

Name: Wayde Compton
Hails from: Vancouver, British Columbia
Best loved for: his turntable based sound poetry
CV: director of The Writer’s Studio at SFU, teacher at Emily Carr University, writer of two books of poetry, one book of essays, and editor of the first comprehensive anthology of black writing from BC
Quotable moment: “in/my holy ghostly breath, I whisper fissured worksongs in/to hollowness. songs like the bones of eagle’s wings under/cutting some corner of blue.”
Go see: Great Black North
I want more: