q artist in residence: Humble the Poet vs. Katherena Vermette

Toronto's Humble the Poet and Winnipeg's Katherena Vermette face off in the third round of q's artist in residence campaign.
q artist in residence: Round three featuring Humble the Poet and Katherena Vermette

Six artists, four rounds, one chance to become q's first ever artist in residence. Today, two more artists unveil their commissioned works on the theme, "I'm sorry you're offended". 

Listen to original works by Humble the Poet and Katherena Vermette, and vote for your favourite below. 

Humble the Poet

Former elementary school teacher Kanwer Singh a.k.a. Humble The Poet uses his teaching background to educate his expanding audience. The Toronto-bred MC and spoken word artist is known for his commanding presence, critical perspective and silly streak. 

Today he presents his untitled poem.

Katherena Vermette

Winnipeg-based Métis writer Katherena Vermette pens poetry, fiction and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs won the 2013 Governor General Literary Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in literary magazines and anthologies across the globe. She is currently working on an NFB documentary and a new novel, The Break. 

Today she presents a political poem called, Dear Steve

Vote here

Voting in the third round of q's Artist-in-Residence campaign is open until November 4 at 11:59 p.m. 

Adrienne Wong is our new artist in residence (Ben Shannon)


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