Toronto Poet Truth Is Tells It Like It Is

How do you change the viewpoint of society? For some it’s the pen. For some that pen bleeds the soul of an audience, hitting hard. Powerful words in the form of poetry shook us to the core. Such words are spoken by a Toronto poet named aptly Truth Is.

“Words mean nothing without expression!” -Truth Is

For Truth Is word are in fact truth. Her truths the truths of the underdog. The truths of one who is shy or beaten or angry. Truth is a hard crevice to conquer at times for it’s not always a pretty picture of white picket fences. There are holes in those roads. There are reasons why she doesn’t write letters to Santa Claus. Her words mean something. She means something.

Truth Is is young. Only 24 but making a huge impact on the Spoken Word circuit in Toronto. She has been performing for the past three years but only in the Slam scene for the last sixteen months.

Her words have seen the airwaves as both FLOW 93.5’s OTA LIVE and CBC Radio One 99.1’s Big City, Small World have aired her poetry.

She is involved with Strong Words, Cryptic Chatter, Word Jam, Dementia 5, Underground Sounds and the Toronto Poetry Slam. She also gives of her time working with youth shelters, schools and the Children’s Peace Theater.

Karen Emerson, artistic director of the Children’s Peace Theater said in a phone interview that Truth Is has been an inspiring artist for those who have had the pleasure to work with her for the last three years. Her volunteer work with the group has been “amazing.” Truth has not only performed but worked on long term projects helping the youth of the city of Toronto.

Those in Toronto have a chance to check her out on March 1, 2009 at The Boat at 158 Augusta Avenue.


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