This powerful work has been going viral, and rightly so. It explores how the insecurities that form from bullying, and how they stay with you much longer than the proverbial “broken bones from sticks and stones”.
Shane Koyczan is one of the world’s premier spoken word performers. His book, Visiting Hours, was hailed as a Books of the Year Selection by The Guardian (UK) and the Globe and Mail (Canada) newspapers. Shane was featured in Quill & Quire magazine in May 2006.
Born and raised in northwestern Canada, Shane was the first poet from outside the USA to win the prestigious USA National Individual Poetry Slam.
He has performed to full houses around the world – from university amphitheaters to the most respected music and literary festivals. He has rocked the stage at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Vancouver International Writers Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the 2007 Canada Day Celebrations in Ottawa.