Robbie Q. Telfer

Robbie Q. Telfer

Robbie Q. Telfer to Slam at Hansen

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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