Rivers … & Other Blackness … Between Us : (Dub) Poems of Love
Author: d’bi.young.anitafrika | ISBN: 0889614636 : 9780889614635 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155x230mm | Pages: 97 | Weight: .184 Kg. | Published: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc (Women’s Press) – December 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies
d’bi is a passionate word-warrior with originality and ingenuity
to match her creative courage. In this collection, she gushes freely, blending contemporary currents with ancestral resonance to create a daring collection that demands attention. As it bends boundaries and defies definitions, d’bi’s poetry courses along its own path. Surging and swirling, sometimes overflowing the banks, her lines are both delightful and disturbing. On the outside you see a book covered and bound, but on each page there’s raw power and boundless revelation.” — Blakka Ellis
is a jamaican-canadian dub poet. actor. and playwright who believes in life. love. and revolushun. her first play yagayah (co-authored with naila belvett) was published in volume ll of testifyin’: contemporary african canadian drama, edited by djanet sears in ‘03. her premiere book of poetry art on black was published by women’s press in ‘06. blood.claat, her critically acclaimed one womban show (nominated for five and awarded two canadian theatre dora awards for outstanding new play and outstanding female performance ’06) was recently published in english and spanish by playwrights’ canada press.
As a dub poet and actor, d’bi.young has performed extensively throughout canada, the caribbean, latin america and europe. she has produced four dub poetry albums and is currently working on her fifth, entitled ky-ky. she has been featured in numerous productions including the play da kink in my hair and canada’s first afro-canadian sitcom lawd have mercy. d’bi.young has appeared on hbo’s def poetry jam, cuba’s cuerda viva, bravo television’s playwright’s and screenwriters, and showcase television’s literature alive series.
Her other writings have appeared in fireweed feminist quarterly, canadian contemporary verse, and the african canadian theatre review. she has completed her second manuscript of poetry entitled rivers…and other blackness…between us. recently she was appointed a two-year residency at the soulpepper theatre academy and shortlisted for the inaugural toronto arts council emerging artist award. she is currently preparing for a london, england premiere of ‘da kink in my hai’r at the hackney empire theatre. d’bi.young resides in toronto, canada with her sun: moon.
Much more on d’bi.young can be found on her website here…
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