Angelica Poversky is a spoken word artist, performing artist and arts programmer residing in Vancouver BC. She is 5’3″ (moving into the 5’4″ realm) of vertically challenged creative passion who wants to use spoken words to create movements of thought.
Interested in clown, music and media art, Angelica is Vancouver’s Top 24 under 24, a TD Scholar, Richmond’s 30 under 30 and a Richmond Arts Award Winner. She’s been on the author panel at National Culture Days, a speaker at The Top 25 under 25 Canadian Environmentalists Awards and the feature performer at the CHIMO Violence Against Women Conference. Other notable performances include Word Vancouver, The Vancouver Sustainability Conference and The Vancouver Earth Day Parade.
Growing up in the lagoons of Richmond, British Columbia, her natural habitat began to encompass arts programming. After founding and co-directing Richmond’s first youth-led outdoors arts festival, Arts in the Park, Angelica moved on to organize various opportunities for youth artist in the community such as curating two art-poetry exhibitions at The Richmond Public Library. In suite, she’s had a role in the organizing process at The Richmond World Festival as well as The Richmond Youth Media Festival.
Currently she works in the Office of the Dean of Arts, in marketing, communications and special events for the Arts and Culture District at UBC while also pursuing a Bachelor of Media Studies.
She was a member of 2016 Van Youth Slam Team from Vancouver and currently resides on the 2017-2018 UBC Slam Team which came in third place in the Canadian National Poetry Competition Voices of Today, as well as her own poetry group The Tiny Tricycle Poets that in the summer of 2017 toured in the Pacific North West. In 2016, she released her poetry book “Strange and Quiet Odours from Within the Eggs of Imagination.”