Jack Layton: Art in Action

Edited by Penn Kemp

Jack Layton: Art in Action
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Jack Layton: Art in Action is a book of anecdotes and commentary about Jack Layton and his involvement with Canadian arts and cultures. He himself was a master of the art of politics. His canvas was Canada and his influence and inspiration ongoing: Never turn down an opportunity ... Read more


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Jack Layton: Art in Action is a book of anecdotes and commentary about Jack Layton and his involvement with Canadian arts and cultures. He himself was a master of the art of politics. His canvas was Canada and his influence and inspiration ongoing: Never turn down an opportunity to serve!

Penn Kemp

Activist poet, performer and playwright, Penn Kemp, M.Ed., is a League of Canadian Poets Life Member and winner of their 2015 Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Spoken Word Artist of the Year award. She is the inaugural Poet Laureate for London, Ontario, with twenty-six books of poetry and drama published; six plays and ten CDs produced as well as award-winning videopoems. As Writer-in-Residence for Western University, her project was the DVD, Luminous Entrance: a Sound Opera for Climate Change Action, Pendas Productions. Penn has performed and published her work world-wide, often as writer-in residence in Canada, Brazil, New York and India. Her "poem for peace in many voices" has been translated into 136 languages and performed around the world. Her latest works are two anthologies for the Feminist Caucus Archives of the League of Canadian Poets: Performing Women and Women and Multimedia. Forthcoming is a new play, The Triumph of Teresa Harris.

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