Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Featured Poetry: rivers... and other blackness... between us by d’bi.young.anitafrika

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Featured Poetry: rivers... and other blackness... between us by d’bi.young.anitafrika

Canadian Scholars' Press, 2007

"d’bi is a passionate word-warrior with originality and ingenuity to match her creative courage. In rivers... and other blackness... between us, 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

d’bi.young.anitafrika is a visionary who believes in life, love and revolushun. An award-winning dub poet, actor, and playwright, d’bi has written, published and performed internationally. She is also the author of the dub-poetry collection art on black (Women’s Press, 2006) and the Dora Award–winning play blood.claat. She regularly teaches and mentors younger performance artists and is currently completing the third play in her three faces of mudgu sankofa trilogy, a dub opera entitled word! sound! powah! d’bi resides in Toronto, Canada, and Kingston, Jamaica, with her son, moon.

From the catalogue. Read more about rivers... and other blackness... between us at the Canadian Scholars' Press website. d'bi.young.anitafrika's website is http://dbiyoung.net/.