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Yuri Miki

Yuri Miki is the head of KOTOBA Slam Japan, current Japan's national poetry slam, and the first female champion and the only one to win two consecutive titles of former national poetry slam (2017, 2018), making her one of the most noted and active slam poets in Japan.

 

She is also an active organizer, In the 3 years since she founded KSJ, has increased the number of slam participants to 1.5 times before, and organized "Ueno Poetrican Jam 5 & 6", the largest poetry festival in Japan's history, attracting about 2000 people in 2 days.

 

And recently she has successfully collaborated with overseas such as "Poetry with U", an online event held in March this year, which sent donations to poets living in Ukraine, and the first in Asia to collaborate with the legendary "Nuyorican Poets Cafe".