Mike Johnston

A Synonym for Science is Poetry


Merely by existing, each and every living thing is actively contributing to poetry unfolding on a universal scale, which makes every single living thing valuable and meaningful just because they exist within the poem. If every single inch of existence is connected at the core, then there really is poetry being written by the universe.


Mike Johnston is a national Underground Independent champion Slam Poet and internationally touring Spoken Word artist. Born and raised in Winnipeg, Mike has performed and created space on dozens of local stages as the director of three national arts festivals, Winnipeg’s Poetry Slam Master and Youth Slam coordinator.

By day, Mike is an arts and science teacher in Winnipeg’s Louis Riel School Division. An experiential education expert, he works with students to build, make, collaborate, and explore to find the poetry of science in their world.