PROFILE: The P.O.E. Reflects on His Week To Remember

Cytopoetics Events

James O. Brown, best known to local poetry aficionados as The P.O.E., had already established himself in the GTA poetry slam scene before National Poetry Month 2012 rolled around. A past member of the Burlington Slam Team, P.O.E. was a well known (poetically organized) entity who qualified for the finals at slams in both Burlington and Toronto by virtue of his ever-improving performance style.

But no one, least of all Brown, was prepared for what he managed to pull off last week. First, he claimed victory at the Burlington Slam Project $75 Slam on Thursday evening. Then he travelled down the QEW to participate in the Toronto Poetry Slam Finals on Friday night, where he claimed the Grand Slam Championship. Then the proverbial cherry on top came with an epic victory in the first annual edition of The Last Poet Standing on Saturday night.

After allowing him a…

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