Calgary born and raised, Andre Prefontaine is an accomplished slam poet who lives and works in Toronto. He holds the coveted “triple-crown” – having won the Underground Slam Championships, Canadian Festival of Spoken Word (CFSW), and Canadian Individual Poetry Slam (CIPS) championships – and was a finalist at the World Cup Poetry Slam in Paris, France in 2017. Listed in Metro News as one of Toronto’s top young poets, Andre is a graduate of Buddies in Bad Times’ Young Creators Unit 2015, where he developed his one man show “(mE)dith piaf,” which toured to Halifax in Canada. He is currently coach for the 2017 Toronto slam team, which recently took first place at the provincials slamtario in Guelph (October 2017) and won the national poetry slam at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in Peterborough, Ontario (October 2017).
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