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Monday, January 22, 2007

Profile: RC Weslowski a.k.a. Randy Jacobs


The following quote is excerpted from an interview by Bonnie Nish, found on the Pandora’s Collective website.

Local singer-song writer Trevor Spilchen, calls Jacobs, “the glue that holds the slam community together.

“He is a great performer and a great guy and you can quote me on that.”

Trevor is not alone in his estimation of what RC Weslowski has become in this tight-knit community. Over the years RC has become an icon and there are so many reasons one could give for this having happened.

For one RC’s words count. If you want to see someone perform who gives it their all, who tells you what they believe, who shares what they think really matters in this sometimes insane world, then that person is RC. But he goes beyond words; he is also action. President of the Vancouver Poetry House, a member of the current Vancouver Poetry Slam Team and coordinator of the recent Canadian Festival of the Spoken Word 2005, RC’s journey into the performing arts began ten years ago...

For the complete interview, go here.

These days Jacobs is busy promoting the upcoming Individual World Poetry Slam (January 31 – February 4). The Commercial Drive event will feature 72 poets from across North America and parts of Europe.

For those unfamiliar with just exactly how slam poetry works, Jacobs will be facilitating a free Slam Workshop by this Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm at the Britannia Library.

Hear the master in action at www.myspace.com/rcweslowski

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