Audrey Lane Cockett is a poet, gardener, organizer, and spoken word artist whose work reflects her passion for wilderness, wildness, mental health awareness, sunshine and wordplay. She has been drawing inspiration from, and immersed in, the poetic communities of Coastal BC, Calgary, and East Coast USA. Internationally, she was the winner of the 2014 New Years Slam hosted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England. She has also performed poetry extensively in Boston and was one of the winners at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.
She is published in the Journal of Wild Culture and in the book Golden Threads: Women Creating Community.She is an alumnus of the 2014 Victoria Spoken Word Festival and has represented Victoria in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. In 2015 she performed in the Victoria Fringe Festival and in Calgary’s Fluid Festival.
Audrey Lane believes art is an avenue for strengthening community, education, and place. This is demonstrated through her 3 years of work as head editor of the newspaper ESSENCE for University of Victoria during her time there as a student of Environmental Studies and Physical Geography. It is also present in her work with the Ministry of Casual Living, Whistling Kettle Improvisation, Tongues of Fire, and the several spoken word workshops she has led aimed at creating more spaces for art and poetry in education.