broke(n)hunger is a poetic experience that combines spoken word poetry with visual arts to examine how a lack of financial resources and limited accessibility impacts hunger in the United States. broke(n)hunger unwraps many layers that make up food insecurity and exposes how hunger affects so many Americans each day. The experience engages viewers’ senses while walking them through the desperate conditions many families face when deciding between paying bills and feeding their families quality meals.
In 2017 Kyd Kane became the first poet/vocal artist to be named a finalist in artprize, the world's largest art competition,
with “broke(n)hunger”, her very first entry, exhibited at
The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, MI.
"Imagine empty children past meals that power wills
Never able to afford smiles, risking absence every day"
-Red Words 2017
"How can we focus on creating our best existence
when everyday there is death before our lips?
How will our thoughts ever become our things
when our dreams are drowned by the poison of our sips?"