Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson is a writer, spoken word poet and performance activist native to Grand Rapids, MI. Kyd Kane uses her poetry to highlight issues plaguing our community and provides positive options for overcoming them. Understanding that the systems behind our struggles are deep-rooted, Kyd speaks about using the power of self-acceptance and positive thoughts to bring about change within. In 2017, Kyd Kane became the first poet to be named as a finalist in ArtPrize with her very first entry "broke(n)hunger". Currently she can be found spreading her passion for performance art at events locally, throughout the country and at the bi-weekly open mic series, Creston Vibes, that she co-hosts at Creston Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI.
Kyd's ArtPrize Entries
These are Kyd's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Kyd's Past Work
These are images of past work that Kyd has done.