Wax Poetic: Poetry From Canada



Your weekly appointment with the muse.Listen to interviews and readings with Canada's top spoken word, slam, and literary poets. Canadian poetry, its best.


  • Kecia Cook

    Kecia Cook

    01/05/2019 Duration: 29min

    In Vancouver to perform at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam and Mashed Poetics during the Verses Festival of Words, our guest, Kecia Cook shares some poems with us..

  • Johnny MacRae

    Johnny MacRae

    24/04/2019 Duration: 30min

    2019 Verses Festival Artistic Director, Johnny MacRae joins us to talk about the festival and share some poems.

  • Emily Kelsall

    Emily Kelsall

    17/04/2019 Duration: 29min

    Former Vancouver Story Slam Champion, and Battle Rapper, Emily Kelsall joins us to share some work and talk about funny stuff.

  • Angelica Poversky

    Angelica Poversky

    10/04/2019 Duration: 29min

    One of the world famous, Tiny Tricycle Poets, Angelica Poversky joins to talk about travel and McDonalds Restaurants that look like Mosques.

  • Bill Arnott

    Bill Arnott

    27/03/2019 Duration: 31min

    Bill Arnott joins Lucia Misch and RC Weslowski to talk about Vikings and touring as a poet/musician.

  • Angela Caravan

    Angela Caravan

    20/03/2019 Duration: 31min

    Our guest this afternoon was Angela Caravan.

  • Onjana Yawnghe

    Onjana Yawnghe

    13/03/2019 Duration: 32min

    Our final week of highlighting the Growing Room Festival features a visit from Onjana Yawnghe as they chat with Kevin Spenst and our new co host, Beni Xiao.

  • Jonina Kirton And Zofia Musiej

    Jonina Kirton And Zofia Musiej

    06/03/2019 Duration: 31min

    Indigenous Brilliance reading series co creator, Jonina Lynn Kirton along with Zofia Musiej joins us to talk about the Growing Room Festival and how the power of poetry helps heal past traumas.

  • Cicely Blain And Chantal Gibson

    Cicely Blain And Chantal Gibson

    27/02/2019 Duration: 29min

    Two poets performing/reading at the Growing Room Festival, Cicely Blain and Chantal Gibson join Kevin Spenst and RC Weslowski to talk about poetry, race, and pushing the boundaries of poetry.

  • Rabbit Richards

    Rabbit Richards

    20/02/2019 Duration: 30min

    2018 Vancouver Poetry Slam Team Member, Rabbit Richards visits with Kevin Spenst and RC Weslowski to share some poems and promote the Growing Room Festival.

  • Larissa Lai

    Larissa Lai

    13/02/2019 Duration: 30min

    Acclaimed poet and professor, Larissa Lai joins Kevin and RC ahead of their reading at UBC.

  • Jenifer Williams

    Jenifer Williams

    06/02/2019 Duration: 32min

    RC opens up the CD Tickle Trunk and talks to Vancouver Poetry Slam IWPS representative, Jenifer Williams.

  • Benjamin Hertwig

    Benjamin Hertwig

    30/01/2019 Duration: 30min

    Benjamin Hertwig joins Kevin Spenst and RC Weslowski to read poems details his experience as a veteran in Afghanistan and the impact that experience has had on him.

  • Laura Farina

    Laura Farina

    16/01/2019 Duration: 30min

    Our guest today is Laura Farina.

  • David Ly

    David Ly

    09/01/2019 Duration: 31min

    This week, David Ly joins us in studio to read some poems and talk about his new book, Stubble Burn.

  • Bonnie Nish and Jude Neale

    Bonnie Nish and Jude Neale

    02/01/2019 Duration: 30min

    Bonnie Nish and Jude Neale join RC Weslowski and Kevin Spenst to talk about the collaboration that created the new book Cantata in Two Voices on Ekstasis Editions.

  • Aja Moore

    Aja Moore

    19/12/2018 Duration: 30min

    Poet Aja Moore joins Lucia Misch and RC Weslowski to share some poems and discuss coping with existing in a capitalist society.

  • CD Tickle Trunk

    CD Tickle Trunk

    12/12/2018 Duration: 31min

    RC and Lucia share some work from the CD Tickle Trunk including Al Mader's holiday classic "Let's not bother with Christmas this year."

  • Elee Kraljii Gardiner

    Elee Kraljii Gardiner

    05/12/2018 Duration: 30min

    Elee Kraljii Gardiner joins RC Weslowski to read from her new book Trauma Head and to promote the book launch at Massy Books.

  • Rhea Tregebov

    Rhea Tregebov

    28/11/2018 Duration: 30min

    Rhea Tregebov joins Lucia Misch and RC Weslowski to share some new poems.

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