Poetry Showcase

Digital Spoken Word
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The 2020 Found Fest Showcase is a collection of wordsmiths who connect with amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton). They will lead you on a verbose journey through their experiences and ideas. They will represent and signify their widespread roots with poems that offer windows to look through to their souls while you stroll the neighbourhood.

Featuring: Omar Ramadan, Saint, Sara Campos-Silvius, Some Sum, and Timiro.

Omar Ramadan
1. Shorbet ‘Adas or A Soup that Tastes like Happiness
2. Ready
3. Sea-Water

Saint
A Modest Proposition

Not seeing the video? Watch on YouTube.


Sara CS
John the Baptist

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Sara CS
God is a Widow
Sara CS
Heaven is Vanity

Some Sum
1. OG Edmonton Snapback
2. The Fence
3. The Bus Stop

Timiro
1. New Growth
2. Gravity
3. Dear Marsha

This performance is available online right here on the Found Festival website or on the Story City app, anytime between July 2 and July 5. Enjoy at your own pace!

This is intended to be a self-guided immersive outdoor experience in and around the Old Strathcona neighbourhood. If you’re listening on the Story City app, you’ll be provided with audio cues on where to start and end your journey. If you’re listening to the experience on the Found Festival website, we’ll provide directions and a map (coming soon!). You are also welcome to enjoy this experience from the comfort of your own home. You do you, Foundster!

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It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters in our community as possible. That includes making all tickets Offer What you Will. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. But if you’re able, we ask you please make an offer. As a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion and grit, Common Ground Arts Society relies on donations to help keep our scrappy operation afloat. Every offer you make goes directly toward supporting artists in our community.

We suggest $10/event if you can afford it. Any offer over $10 is a direct donation to Common Ground Arts Society. All donations over $20 will be provided with a charitable tax receipt.

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PSST! Hey Foundsters – COVID-19 is real and we want you to stay safe and healthy. All of our programming is designed to be experienced solo or with your designated cohort/house group/pod. Please don’t gather in large groups. Please mask up. Please keep a safe distance from others. And please review Alberta Health Services’ recommendations here and here.

Please be aware that some of this poetry might elicit emotional responses, offend, or simply trigger you in different ways. Please contact Found Fest at megandart@commongroundarts.ca if you feel the need to address any content within the showcase.

This event is support by Story City

We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.

We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.

We find ourselves inspired: inspired by an evolving community of artists who passionately spark the magic that manifests when we surrender ourselves to the long summer days of this northern place.

We find ourselves grateful: grateful to everyone who rallies around this tiny but mighty Festival — the artists, the volunteers, the staff, the audience, the board, the mentors, the partners and sponsors, the funders, the believers. Found Festival exists because of you.