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Liana Cusmano

Liana Cusmano

Born and raised in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke, Liana Cusmano (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, spoken word artist and arts educator who works in English, French and Italian. A graduate of McGill University, Liana is the 2018 and 2019 Montreal Slam Champion, runner up in the 2019 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Championship, and a participant in the 2019 Spoken Word Residency Program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Liana Cusmano wrote and directed the film Matters of Great Unimportance. They also wrote the film script for La Femme Finale, screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Liana is editor-at-large at Accenti Magazine.

Watch “A Poem About My Grandmother” https://www.facebook.com/102800077774697/videos/535066193914497

City:
Montreal
Province:
Québec

Publications

Matters of Great Unimportance., 2018
Catch & Release., forthcoming

Awards

Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Runner-Up, 2019
Throw Poetry Collective Grand Slam Champion, 2019
Throw Poetry Collective Grand Slam Champion, 2018
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

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