Adebe DeRango-Adem is a writer and former attendee of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University), where she mentored with poets Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka. She is the author of three previous full-length poetry books to date: Ex Nihilo, a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Terra Incognita, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award; and The Unmooring. A poem from The Unmooring was featured in the 2019 Poem-In-Your-Pocket anthology, co-created by the League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets. Adebe served as the 2019-20 Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence with Twelve Literary Arts (Cleveland, Ohio) and was selected by Sonia Sanchez as the winner of the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest. She lives in Toronto.
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In her new collection
Vox Humana (Book*hug Press), poet Adebe DeRango-Adem interrogates the politics of voice, namely, who gets to have one, in a milieu of racist and institutional violence. The poems seek to reclaim voice in a series of literary experiments of word and ... Read more
April 12, 2022
Today on Poetry Muse we are joined by Michael Fraser, author of
The Day-Breakers (Biblioasis). He shares his night owl creative writing process, how lucky he was having James Deahl as his sagacious poetic guru, and a very detailed list of advice to aspiring poets.
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March 20, 2017
This week it's
VERSeFest, the outstanding Ottawa festival of words. Not in our nation's capital? There's more events in Toronto, St. John's, and Vancouver this week to check out.
Are you hosting an event featuring an author whose titles are available on All Lit Up? Send ... Read more
April 12, 2016
In this instalment of our Woven Odes series celebrating National Poetry Month, we look to the uncharted territories of identity in Adebe DeRango-Adem's
Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications). Hailed as a young Canadian author to watch by Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate, ... Read more
April 1, 2016
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