David O’Meara features at CapSlam!



With the CapSlam season underway it is time to throw a wrench into things and give people what they aren’t expecting, but they oh so desperately need!

In addition to a super slam (who will join Rusty Priske in the list of winners this season?) we have an exciting feature, David O’Meara!

If Spoken Word has a tinge of hip-hop, David O’Meara has a spoonful of rock and roll. We know him from his work with VERSeFest (and slinging drinks at the Manx) but it is time to hear more from this super-cool poet!

Let’s check out his official bio:

David O’Meara is the author of three collections of poetry, including most recently A Pretty Sight (Coach House Books, 2013), and a play, Disaster, nominated for four Rideau Awards. His poetry has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Award, the Trillium Book Award, a National Magazine Award, and he has won the Archibald Lampman Award twice. He is the director of the Plan 99 Reading Series, Artistic Director of VERSeFest (www.versefest.ca) and was the Canadian judge for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize

CapSlam is bringing you the best in poetic stylings all year ’round!

Thanks as always to the City of Ottawa for their help in making us one of the top Spoken Word Poetry shows in the country!

Doors and sign-up are at 6:30. $8 at the door. All ages are welcome.

See you at the Merc!


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