Greg Frankson a.k.a. RITALLIN is a champion spoken word artist, as well as an arts educator and media personality. He is known for performing accessible and powerful spoken word that skillfully incorporates elements of rhythm, rhyme, lyricism and melody into his socially conscious messages. The legendary dub poet Lillian Allen has described his work as “neo-dub,” and those who have seen him perform live have called him “talent in motion.” He also serves as Poet Laureate for the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership. Greg is the resident poet on the CBC Radio One afternoon program Here and Now, the spoken word writer for blogTO and editor-in-chief of