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Shane Koyczan is a Canadian spoken word poet, past U.S. Slam Champion and winner of the Canadian Spoken Word Olympics. He is also the man behind the viral sensation (with over 20 million views to date) ‘To This Day‘. His TED talk “To This Day… For the Bullied and the Beautiful” has accumulated over 6 million views and was selected by Sir Ken Robinson as one of the top ten talks on education. Koyczan has also published numerous books; his first collection Visiting Hours won a Best Book of the Year notice from The Guardian, he has also released a novel in verse Stickboy (in collaboration with the Vancouver Opera) and a graphic novel entitled Silence is a Song I Know All the Words To. In 2010 he performed at Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
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