Published on September 29th, 20130
Siling Zhang – The Slam Artist
Siling Zhang was born in Haikou (Hainan, China) and spent much of her childhood elsewhere. At the age of six, she and her mother immigrated to Canada, where her formative years were spent in the stifling climate of medium-sized Red Deer, Alberta. To fuel her escapist attitudes, Siling turned to the Internet, where she first came in contact with global mindedness and slam poetry, both of which she wishes to pursue longterm. Siling competed in her first Vancouver poetry slam this past summer, and placed first. It was life changing.