Writer, Rabble Rouser, and fancy talker, MAGPIE ULYSSES began performing at the age of 17 to save her life. She has performed across North America and is a veteran of the national poetry slam community in Canada where she was a member of two national champion Vancouver poetry slam teams. She was named a Poet of Honour at the Canadian festival Of Spoken Word in the Fall of 2012. Magpie is known for her visceral, often surrealist writings that extend from the everyday human experience into the depths of natural and inanimate worlds. Having spent the past few years raising a new human and many years caring for her grandmother through Alzheimer’s disease, she has become increasingly interested in questions surrounding genetic memory, placemaking, grief, aging and how we choose to tell our own stories.