Élémo (c) Alexis GR

Élémo, civil name Marc-Olivier Jean, born in Montreal, Canada, has been a poetry slammer for over ten years and leads writing workshops at secondary and primary schools. In 2017, he released his first EP album entitled “Celui qui aime les mots”. He hosted “Télé-Québec in the classroom” and was the star of a new educational web series that introduces young people to the world of poetry.

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What Is A Poem In The Face Of A Revolution?

Großes Parkett 8/6 € Tickets



Opening your mouth means getting involved. Spoken Word is poetic, performative, political, socially engaged and artistically diverse. Over the course of two separate evenings, ten national and international poets will present their poetic work. The invited authors have written texts that bear witness to experiences of exclusion and discrimination, the struggle for sexual freedom, self-determination and climate catastrophe – or simply the search for closeness and love. Whether spoken, sung or rapped – those who speak here speak for themselves, but also for and with others. Begging the question: How can we listen to each other, learn from each other and imagine living and writing together?


Bowen, DeanÉlémoRita, ElisSabbagh, TanasgolLaFleur, Jessy James