El Jones is Halifax’s fifth Poet Laureate, a two-time National Spoken Word Champion and the artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective. She teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at the Nova Scotia Community College and in the women’s studies program at Acadia University.
Lots of reading series to hit this week, plus our first festival of the year: the SPARKS Literary Festival in St. John's Newfoundland!
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Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
Twentieth Century Mexican history has given the world the wonderfully oxymoronic political entity, The Party of the Institutionalized Revolution (which sounds a bit like Canada’s Progressive Conservative party). I think of it whenever I think about reports of 1) the demise ... Read more
We're on day 26 of our Coast-to-Coast Poetry Project, and we're going to spend our last few days of National Poetry Month exploring the East Coast. For more than five years, poet Kathy Mac had the most unique job--she was a dog nanny. She lived in Sambro Head, Nova Scotia, and ... Read more
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