TEDxCanberra favorite, slam poet CJ Bowerbird, returns to our stage for a second talk. This time, CJ exhorts us to embrace both fear and love.
CJ Bowerbird tells stories through verse. He explores what it is to be human, writing about things we have lost, things we never had and things that are slipping through our fingers.
His poetry has been called ‘earnest’. Others have commented on his ‘musicality’, ‘lighthearted but serious intent’, and ‘mesmorizing lyrics and beautifully fluid show’.
CJ has been dispatching poetry from his home in Canberra, Australia, for the past seven years. He has been a featured performer at the Woodford Folk Festival, the Bookworm International Literary Festival in China and at the You Are Here and Art, Not Apart festivals in Canberra. He has performed in several cities in Australia , Indonesia, China and the US, and has read poetry on ABC National Radio.
CJ Bowerbird’s storytelling skills were recognised on 1 December 2012, when he was crowned the Australian Poetry Slam Champion, beating a high-class field of poets from across Australia.