Art on Black

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Women's Press, 2006 - Art - 111 pages
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d'bi. Young's unusual way of writing her stage name is an indicator of her innovative approach to dub poetry. A performance art, dub poetry has been moved to the printed page since its early beginnings in Jamaica and the Diaspora (Canada, the UK, and the US). The fact that this is d'bi. Young's first book of dub poetry, belies the maturity of a voice that has made impact in other media. young was recently nominated for two Gemini Awards - Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Series and the Viewers Choice Award for Favourite Comedian -- for her role in Lord Have Mercy!, the first black TV sitcom produced in Canada. This book is a must-read for those interested in dub poetry, feminist poetry, and post-colonial poetic forms. These are all dynamic parts of the global cultural landscape, and Canada's cultural discourse.

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About the author (2006)

d'bi.young is a jamaican-canadian dub poet, actor, and playwright. Her written work has appeared in publications such as Fireweed, Contemporary Verse, She Speaks, and the African Canadian Theatre Review. She has produced four dub poetry albums and is currently working on her fifth. d'bi.young resides in Toronto with her son, moon.

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