Afua Cooper, Halifax’s seventh Poet Laureate, is the author of five books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Copper Woman and Other Poems and two novels, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal, and My Name is Phillis Wheatley. She has also recorded two poetry CDs, including the forthcoming Love and Revolution. A founder of the Canadian Dub poetry movement, Afua Cooper was instrumental in organizing between 2004 and 2009, three international dub poetry festivals.
This National Poetry Month on All Lit Up we bring you Poetry Express, a month-long series dedicated to poetry as a mode of travel—anywhere, anytime. In a year of isolation, poetry, more than ever, is connection, expression, and reflection. Poetry takes us places, both undiscovered ... Read more
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