Spoken-word artist Buddy Wakefield is back from a two-and-a-half year hiatus where he took time to lay roots in the Northwest and write a book (HENHOUSE… based on Penthouse, but for chickens and their lovers). Now the three-time world champion is uprooting to embark on his 2014-15 world tour Riled Up and Wasted On Light.
Audiences, buckle in — Wakefield’s energetically disarming delivery and humorous knack for baptizing failure into fireworks promises to drop jaws and warm hearts. Having moved away from the competitive world of Poetry Slam in 2008 his startling command over language has continued to afford him the privilege of being himself for a living, speaking to practical metaphysics, life after survival and calling out tragedy addicts everywhere, Buddy Wakefield throws his cards on the table for a big-me-big-you experience not often offered from the stage.
Friday July 4th
Toronto Poetry Project Workshop at The Supermarket
268 Augusta Ave. Toronto