This episode of Electric Poetry, which aired on 9/18/18, features poems and an interview with Grand Rapids poet and artist Kyd Kane. ❤ We talk about her ArtPrize entry and how words are a power we often take for granted. About the poet: Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson is a writer, spoken word poet and performance activist native to Grand Rapids, MI. Kyd Kane uses her poetry to highlight issues plaguing our community and provides positive options for overcoming them. Understanding that the systems behind our struggles are deep-rooted, Kyd speaks about using the power of self-acceptance and positive thoughts to bring about change within. In 2017, Kyd Kane became the first poet to be named as a finalist in ArtPrize with her very first entry "broke(n)hunger". Currently she can be found spreading her passion for performance art at events locally, throughout the country and at the bi-weekly open mic series, Creston Vibes: Open Sessions, that she co-hosts at Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI.