Robbie Q. Telfer to Slam at Hansen
Robbie Q. Telfer
September 15, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Lyrical Graffiti, Illinois Wesleyan’s spoken word/performance
poetry group, will bring poet and poetry slam performer Robbie Q. Telfer to campus
on September 22 at 7 p.m. Along with Telfer’s performance will be an Open Mic and
a student poetry slam held at Hansen Student Center (300 Beecher St., Bloomington).
A graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in English education
and a master’s degree in literature and creative writing, Telfer has received acclaim
by critics as a leading figure in performance poetry throughout the Chicago community.
As the current Director of Performances for Young Chicago Authors, he is also the
head organizer of Louder Than A Bomb, the Chicago youth slam and largest team-based
youth poetry slam in the world.
Telfer has been featured in dozens of poetry shows throughout North America, including
the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City and the Green Mill in Chicago. His works have
been published in several slam poetry anthologies, along with his 2006 self–published
collection My Huge Heart Still Has No Room for You and his 2009 published collection Spiking the Sucker Punch.
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