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Shane Koyczan Interviewed about His Anti-Bullying Poem

Canadian poet Shane Koyczan wrote a poem about bullying called “To This Day,” and it has been adapted into an animated video that has earned nearly six million views on YouTube (embedded above).

Over at Follow Your Ears, Ed Champion interviewed the author about bullying and his poem. Here’s more from the site:

The video became a YouTube sensation, racking up five million views in a week. But before Koyczan had poetry, there was the daily hell at school in which he was singled out for being different. Now that the bully’s reach has extended beyond the classroom, Koyczan discusses how conversation and compassion are invaluable tools against the hate and meanness.

If you love Koyczan’s work, you can sign up to get a free poem every month.

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