Spoken word sensation Shane Koyczan on the power of words

April 8, 2015


He’s touring the country, selling out theatres, and dazzling millions with his talent, but Shane Koyczan is not a guitar-wielding rockstar. The B.C.-raised poet is winning hearts with the beauty of his words, and feeding a hunger that only appears to be growing.

Today Koyczan performs his stunning poem For Many, which answers the question: if you could change anything about your body, what would it be? He also tells guest host Shad how hard it has been to believe that he’s beautiful, why a letter from an 8-year-old boy spurred him to write the poem, and why his artform seems to be resonating with more and more people.