Dan Murray has been a growing entity in the world of spoken word and slam since early 2010, he has slowly and steadily climbed the ranks of competitive slam, listening and learning, and has earned himself a place among some of Canada’s top competitive poets. His ongoing journey in poetry has been one in search of his own voice, which has been a mercurial, transcendent, and entirely pretentious process. As an artist, he believes in constant evolution and adaptation, learning, and sharing experiences. He also firmly believes in the value of a competitive spirit, and loves to push himself and his fellow artists to always strive for better.
Dan is also the archivist and webmaster for the Burlington Slam Project. (Which means he took over the site that Ryan “Duffman” Duffy created.) He is also firmly entrenched in the operations of the slam, often first on the scene to obsessively organize tables, and taking on the daunting task of plugging in an iPod and pressing “play”. He is a member of the Arts and Culture Collective of Burlington, and is striving to increase arts awareness, and awareness of the slam in the community he’s begun to call his home.