Ian Keteku

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Biography: 

Ian Keteku is the 2010 World Poetry Slam champion. He uses his voice to inspire messages of peace, action and critical thought. His work follows the lineage of African storytellers by paying homage to the past and exploring our dreams for tomorrow.


Ian is also a multimedia artist who often works with video and animation, producing thought-provoking poetic short films. He has produced work for TVO, CBC and Sesame Street.

His work has been translated into French, Slovak, Russian, Danish, ASL and others. His debut book of poetry Black Abacus is published by Write Bloody North. Ian teaches creative writing at OCAD University in Toronto.