Issue 5 Profiles

Poetry slam is sometimes thought of as a great training ground for artists to get stage time while discovering the taste of their words, offering higher stakes and the opportunity for greater exposure than ordinary open mics. Missie Peters has made herself part of the crop of talented Canadian writers who cut their teeth on the slam stage and then branched out into tangentially related art forms.

Beyond just branching out though, the petite, wide-eyed Victoria resident has actually made connecting various manifestations of the oral tradition central to her artistic practice. She regularly combines improv, poetry, storytelling and theatre into fresh, original projects.