MIRANDA KROGSTAD POETRY
Spoken word poet meets eternal optimist, Miranda’s poetry ranges in topic from child’s play to empowerment, giving life’s obstacles a feel-good finish. A member of the 2014 slam team, a member of the 2013 International spoken word program at the Banff centre, a Calgary Arts Development grant recipient, and a 2-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, she has since co-founded the spoken word network YYSpeak to create a communal and supportive space for spoken word artists.
A big supporter of local arts, Miranda has featured at staples such as Feminine Voice, Expressions, Raw Voices, Say Word, CYHMN and U of C Spoken Word. She has also brought her poetry more widely into country and beyond, into cities like Honolulu, Portland, Montreal, and Winnipeg.
By day, Krogstad presents in schools and youth programs on creativity and empowerment, and has spoken at charitable organisations and events such as the Calgary Bridge Foundation for Immigrant Youth, the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Symposium, Sister to Sister, and more. She hopes to spread positivity and confidence through the art of poetry and encourage others to share their voice.