Photo by Derek Ford
Johnny MacRae is a poet, performer and an arts educator who is a three-time winner of regional slam poetry championship: Vancouver grand slam 2010, Vancouver indy slam 2013 and 2016. In 2013, he was named Poet of Honour for Victoria Spoken Word Festival. He also was a national underground champion at Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2011. A former member of two Vancouver Poetry Slam teams (2009/2010) and one Victoria Poetry Slam team (2013), Johnny has offered hundreds of performances at slams, readings and performing arts festivals across Canada and the United States. He performs both solo and as a member of psychedelic talk rock duo, 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. Johnny attended Spoken Word residencies at the Banff Centre twice, and was a three-time ensemble member at the Victoria Spoken Word Festival including the 2015 All Star Ensemble.
At the November 22 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johnny will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: nov-22-gathering
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Katzie,
Kwantlen, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.