Ms. Spelt is the stage name of Angus Adair. He is one of the founders of the Vancouver Poetry Slam and is the only Canadian to ever earn Poetry Slam Inc.'s Spirit of The Slam Award for outstanding contribution to the North American poetry slam community. He is also the only Canadian to ever appear in PSI's Legends Showcase. He is the first and only Canadian to ever be host city director for a major PSI tournament, the Individual World Poetry Slam 2007. He has been published in 4 anthologies the latest of which, Aim For The Head (Write Bloody Press), recently received a good review in The New York Times. He has been seen performing his work in the Universal Pictures film Love Happens and has been on 4 Vancouver Poetry Slam Teams, including the 2011 team. He has remained a consistent distinct and powerful voice in the performance poetry community since he first entered it in 1998.
Ms. Spelt recently gave a benefit perfomance at St. Johns Books, and shared a few suggestions for books that are timely, challenging, and revelatory.