The Raving Poets Band

The Raving Poets rocked Edmonton’s poetry scene for ten years, from 2001 to 2010. Their blend of spoken-word and live improv music carved great swaths of coolness into the E-Town poetry scene. They worked with all comers, staging a regular open-mic experience that was unique and unforgettable: anyone with a poem could be backed by this group of talented, passionate musicians (who also happen to be poets themselves). They’ve jammed with the likes of Sheri-D Wilson (her “dirty boys”), C.R. Avery, Stephen Scobie, and Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. Now in semi-retirement, the Raving Poets Band dusts off the mics and amps for this special one-night-only engagement at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.