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Ignite Poets was founded in 2003 by Toronto-based poet and spoken word artist, Sheniz Janmohamed in the hopes that it would create opportunities for young poets, musicians and spoken word artists to collaborate and creatively work together for peace and partnership. Ignite’s second show, Ignite II: Unite, raised funds for The World Partnership Walk (The Aga Khan Foundation).


Ignite Poets is an initiative dedicated to providing poets, spoken word artists and performers with a chance to collaborate, perform and conduct creative experiments. Our mandate is to unite various performers and artists from a wide range of backgrounds to breathe life into ancient and original poetry, while celebrating diversity and practicing innovation.

We believe it is crucial that poetry remains alive, and that young poets will get the chance to keep it alive. We strive to be heard, to be seen, and to be understood and we will continue to use our words to help instigate change.

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