Black History Month authors: George Elliott Clarke

Illuminated Verses - George Elliot Clarke & Ricardo ScipioGeorge Elliott Clarke, winner of the 2001 Governor General’s Award for Poetry and recipient of the Order of Canada, published a book of poetry with CSPI in 2005, Illuminated Verses. Here, alongside the photographic portraiture of Ricardo Scipio, Clarke works to “re-define the mysterious, yet never bending Black woman.” (Itah Sadu)

From “Dona Beatrice”

Lanterns are your eyes

when I seek that paradise

exiles lionize.


Read more about Illuminated Verses here.

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