Lillian Allen

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Biography: 

Lillian Allen is a multi-talented poet, spoken word performer, playwright, and educator. Lillian’s pairing of poetry with music won her two Juno awards for the albums Revolutionary Tea Party and Conditions Critical. Her debut book of poetry, Rhythm An’ Hardtimes was a Canadian bestseller, and her other books of poetry Psychic Unrest, and Women Do This Everyday won widespread critical acclaim. Lillian also writes for young people and has produced multiple plays. Internationally recognized as a godmother of dub lyricism, rap, and spoken word poetry, Lillian embedded the feminist voice in the literary dub art form. Lillian is a professor of creative writing at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD University), and has held the post of distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Queen’s University and University of Windsor.

 

Publications: 
Title: 
Psychic Unrest
Publisher: 
Insomniac Press; 1st Edition edition
Date: 
Sept. 15 1999
Publication type: 
Book
Title: 
Women Do This Every Day
Publisher: 
Women's Press Literary; First Edition edition
Date: 
Nov. 3 1993
Publication type: 
Book
Title: 
Make the World New: The Poetry of Lillian Allen
Publisher: 
Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Date: 
April 15 2021
Publication type: 
Book