Ian Frenchifthepoet.com

In highschool, IF was voted likely to end up dead or in jail. At 25 he started a business with his brother, which they grew into the most successful, independent direct marketing agency in Canada. At 50, his life took another unexpected turn when he discovered and fell in love with, Spoken Word Poetry.

IF was a member of the National Championship, Toronto Slam Poetry Team in 2013, winner of 2013 Buffalo International Slam and the 2014 Canadian Individual Slam Poetry Champion.

In 2016, CBC produced the full-length documentary, IF THE POET, chronicling his remarkable journey to the World Cup of Slam Poetry, at age 55.

IF’s poetry channels the wisdom of Spirit, the rage of the wounded and the yearning that resides in every human heart.

He says “every poem I write is a ‘shout out’ to the sacredness of our days, a three chord party jam, and a tribute to the triumph of love over fear.


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