Utah Poetry Slam features Guante
Jan 30, 2023, 7:00 pm
Utah Poetry Slam welcomes you to our first poetry slam of the year at Mark of the Beastro featuring Guante!
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Kyle Tran Myhre (also known as Guante) is a poet, educator, and activist based in Minneapolis, MN. His work explores the relationships between narrative, power, and resistance, and he’s performed everywhere from the United Nations, to music festivals like Eaux Claires and Soundset, to countless colleges, universities, and conferences. He’s also been part of two National Poetry Slam championship teams, given a TEDx Talk, and published two books via Button Poetry.
Whether writing about men’s roles in ending gender violence, challenging dominant narratives related to race and racism, or just telling stories about the different jobs he’s had, Tran Myhre strives to cultivate a deeper, more critical engagement with social justice issues, one based in both empathy and agency. An educator as well as a performing artist, Tran Myhre completed his Masters studies at the University of Minnesota with a focus on spoken word, critical pedagogy, and social justice education; in that spirit, his performances use poems as jumping-off points for authentic dialogue, critical thinking, and community-building.
This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities, Utah Poetry Slam, and Mark of the Beastro
Mark of the Beastro
666 S State St
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-3820