Venue:  Friday: Festival Hub Stage ; Sunday: Mahtay Café
Time: Friday 6pm; Sunday 1pm
Category:  Literary Arts
City of Origin:  St. Catharines
Price:  Friday: Free, Sunday Pay What You Can or Festival Pass


A short poetry recital on topics ranging from local, personal, and political inspirations.


A theatre practitioner and educator, Mikko put his roots down in St. Catharines in 2012 for a fresh reboot. He began writing poetry in 2015 in a renewed search to find his voice within the fertile soil of the Niagara arts community. This bore fruit in Spring 2017 when he won the Mayor’s Poetry Challenge that year for his entry, “150.” A five-year volunteer for In the Soil Arts Festival, Mikko is excited at the opportunity to be a contributing artist.


Mikko Kivisto – Poet