CJ Bower­bird

Spoken word artist

CJ Bower­bird

Spoken word artist

Chris Huet, aka CJ Bower­bird, is many things, but being a poet is ‘the thing that whis­pers in the ear of all his oth­er labels.’ In this exhil­ar­at­ing talk, CJ shares his poem with us and asks us to find our own best expres­sion of what it is to be human.


CJ Bower­bird is the 2013 Aus­trali­an Poetry Slam Cham­pi­on. He tells stor­ies through verse, craft­ing poetry into paper planes of per­form­ance. CJ explores what it is to be human, tak­ing audi­ences on flights through des­pair and sal­va­tion without ever los­ing his sense of humour.

CJ has been dis­patch­ing poetry from his home in Can­ber­ra, Aus­tralia, for the past four years. He has been a fea­tured per­former at the Book­worm Inter­na­tion­al Lit­er­ary Fest­ival in China and at the You Are Here and Art, Not Apart fest­ivals in Can­ber­ra.

Pho­to cred­it: Adam Thomas, Flickr. Some rights reserved.