“One of the most intimate things we can do as human beings is share the stories of what we’ve lived and I’m very interested in creating intimacy,” says Luna Allison. A spoken word artist and jazz poet, Luna is known for her ability to captivate audiences with her catchy riffs and hilarious diatribes. Her poetry is bold, sensual, heart–felt, and always personal.

Luna’s first recording, Urban Lullabies, is “upfront and sometimes startling, funny…and touching,” says Xtra.

Born in Toronto and educated in Ottawa, Luna lived for a time in Montreal before returning to Ottawa, where she’s now based. She has appeared at the Bowery Poetry Club and the Nuyorican Poets Café in New York City, and at the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival. She regularly features at Ian Ferrier’s Words and Music series in Montreal, and her work has been broadcast on CBC Radio.

Currently, Luna is working toward staging a two–act spoken word play on sexual abuse, and collaborating with Montreal media artist Coco Riot.

Website: www.lunaallison.com