Since immigrating to Canada from the Philippines, Marcus has found a passion in Spoken Word Poetry, while developing a pen with a penchant for intricate wordplay, and imagery to tell his stories. With a desire to make each new poem his magnum opus, Marcus wants to be the voice for a new generation, seeking to educate, and inspire youth while spreading a message of understanding, creativity, and catharsis. In the same vein, he uses Spoken Word through his performances, and workshops to connect with audiences of all ages. After having been a program intern with UNITY, he is now a Program Coordinator with Uniffect, the Spoken Word youth leadership program. He has been a member of the BAM! Toronto Youth Slam Team, Yorkslam, and competed in provincial and national competitions. He believes that having fun isn’t hard if you’ve got a library card. He likes long, romantic walks to the refrigerator.

Peace. Love. Unity.