Black History Month author: Lillian Allen

Mervyn Morris, professor emeritus of Creative Writing & West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies, Mona, describes dub poetry as a “poetry that makes a priority of foreground, that makes sure you’re aware of the particular musical beats coming through the rhythm.” If this can serve as a definition of dub poetry, it might explain why Lillian Allen’s name became synonymous with the form in Canada throughout the eighties and nineties. In her collection for Women’s Press entitled Women Do This Every Day, Allen makes her declaration as a proud feminist of Caribbean heritage, and as an artist engagé, through her rhyme and verse. Her contribution to Canadian arts and letters has earned her Juno awards and an entry in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

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  1. Pingback: Lillian Allen at Sheroes 10 performing with the fabulous House of Monroe | Three O'Clock Press Blog

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