Toronto International Festival of Authors: Indigenous Authors Contemplate a “New Normal”

"This June marks the 11th anniversary of National Indigenous History Month in Canada, where we are fortunate to find the work of many Indigenous authors who have enlightened our hearts and minds through writing. This is a time for recognition and reflection on the unique heritage, culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. As it happens, this is also a time for monumental change,... Continue Reading →

NYT: How We Juneteenth

Please read this this project. Poetry isn't only in the words. It's in the living. "But there’s a conversation I’ve been having with my friends: Is celebrating this holiday enough to begin to fix all that’s so very broken? And, one tick further, is the national embrace of what has been known as the African-American... Continue Reading →

Virtual Toronto Lit Up: Bones

It is now official! Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto Lit Up, and Brick Books have all come together to host a virtual launch of my first published book! It will be hosted by Denise B. McLeod, with special guest, Jennifer Alicia Murrin! June 29, 2020 at 8:30 on Zoom. Check out the official page here, for... Continue Reading →

Gwendolyn Brooks: reading

Another brilliant poet we should all know, and hear regularly ... From the Youtube post: "Reads "The Near-Johannesburg Boy," "The Mother," and "We Real Cool." Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people... Continue Reading →

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