“Every blue moon or so, you meet an artist who approaches his craft with such genuine earnestness and integrity that it shifts the stars in your universe. Johnny MacRae is one of these artists. His performances and poetry work to constantly stretch our perceptions of poetry into unknown realms. If this is what being out of the box is, I am jumping out!” Mary Pinkoski, Poet Laureate of Edmonton
"One of the weirdest poets in Canada."
Charles Hamilton, Tonight It's Poetry
"The Bob Ross of Canadian poetry."
"Mighty" Mike McGee
"“MacRae perform[s] poems grounded in a mythic cosmology, poems which combine a respect for traditional poetic structure with an impishly postmodern sense of humor.” Vince Tinguely, LitLive.ca
2013 Victoria Spoken Word Festival Poet of Honour
2011 Canadian Underground Indies champion
2011/2013 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam finalist
2010 Vancouver Poetry Slam champion
2009-10/2010-11 Vancouver Poetry Slam team
2013 Vic Slam team