Anjalica Solomon is a poet, spoken word artist, organiser and multi-disciplinary performer based in what is colonially known as Vancouver, BC on the stolen and unsurrendered territories of the Coast Salish, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and MusqueamNations. You can watch their most recent poetry film production “The Fruiticana on Fraser Street” which recently premiered on YouTube!
Anjalica is a leader in arts administration, with experience in working in the forefront of Vancouver’s arts and cultural scene which includes: Indian Summer Festival, UBC Arts and Culture, Verses Festival of Words, the TD Coastal Jazz Festival and The Cultch Theatre. As an arts educator, Anjalica has developed workshops to generate healing poetry, collage to classrooms across the lower mainland with Wordplay Vancouver. With deep roots in Vancouver’s poetry scene, Anjalica has served as an executive organizer and host of UBC Slam Poetry and as a frequent host and hug-giver at Vancouver Poetry Slam.
Their poetic work often seeks to proclaim the possibilities of love and resilience. Anjalica is a poet of startling emotional intellect and candour whose work testifies to a deep faith in beauty, the power of nature, and ultimately, the human capacity to salvage integrity, radiance and joy from moments of struggle. In this way, Anjalica Solomon’s poems and performances offer robust visions of hope, tenacity, and love.
Anjalica is currently conjutring an arts collective of queer brown womxn and non binary artists. Follow @Anjalicrush on Instagram to learn more about upcoming short films, experimental fringe productions, virtual workshops, #brownhistory and for #birdoftheday features!