Sunday, 23 April 2017
Introducing Spoken Word Artist Audrey Lane Cockett - fellow participant in the Banff Spoken Word Programme
Audrey Lane is a poet, spoken word artist, arts organizer, gardener, and dreamer.
Her rhythmic and multi dimensional metaphors capture and immerse you in work that explores wildness outside and in.
Themes of mental health awareness, the natural world, and gender equality often percolate into her poems.
In the daylight hours she works as a park naturalist and outdoor educator in Calgary, Alberta.
She is an alumnus of the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency on the Yukon River and the Victoria Spoken Word Festival. She was a member of Calgary’s 2016 Slam Poetry Team, represented Victoria at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2014, and has been published in the Journal of Wild Culture.
During her travels she has followed poetry into countless cafes, bar basements, riverbanks, street corners, theatres, and community halls. She has not once regretted it.
Audrey Lane believes art is an avenue for strengthening community, education, and connection to place. She is invested in exploring poetry and its intersections with other art forms, learning, teaching, healing, and change.