Resume/Discography

Highlights
Literary Recognition
  • 2017 Trillium Book Award for Poetry Finalist, “A Mingus Lullaby”
  • 2016 Publishers' Favorites – Canadian Poetry, Oratorealis, “A Mingus Lullaby”
  • 2016 Wanted Works Finalist, Grey Borders – “Tuesday” 
  • 2016 Black History Month Reading Guide, Open Book Foundation of Ontario – “A Mingus Lullaby” 
  • 2013 Monica Ladell Award Finalist, Scarborough Arts -- "Stopwatch"
  • 2011 Mid Summer Recommended Read Open Book Toronto – “Bending the Continuum” 
Performances & Readings
  • Feature readings at the International Festival of Authors, Lab Cab Festival, Hillside Festival, Junction Arts Festival, The Uptown Poetry Slam (Chicago), Capital Slam (Ottawa), Perpetual Motion Roadshow (Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, San Jose), etc.,
  • Has shared the stage with George Elliott Clarke, Lawrence Hill, Goran Simic, Lillian Allen, Dwayne Morgan, Shayne Koyczan, Gianna Patriarca, Priscila Uppal, Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra and many more
Additional
  • Selected to Urb Magazine’s Next 1000 website (2009)

Published works in print
Full length trade paperback
"Tuesday" Grey Borders -- Spring 2018
"He Doesn't Hurt People Anymore" Dumagrad Books -- Sept 2017
"A Mingus Lullaby" Guernica Editions, Essential Poets -- Spring 2016
"Bending the Continuum", Guernica Editions, First Poets Series – May 2011


Literary Magazines and Reviews
"Rastavarius" Tracer Publishing (website) -- Aug 2015
"Hand Wraps" Broken Pencil Magazine (website) -- July 2015
"Beauty" Tongues of the Ocean -- January 2014
"Egg Drop and Mushroom Soup" Papirmasse -- August 2013
"Epitaph 2: Rules of Engagement" Chrysalis Zine Issue 3: Impressions -- Winter 2013
“Practice” Chrysalis Zine Blog (Tumblr) – Feb 2013
“No(n)Sense” Rhythm. Pattern. Texture, Paris Collective – Feb 2013
“Dancehall” Burner Magazine Issue 03, March 2011
"The Irrelevant Age" Vallum Magazine issue 8:1 "Futures"
“Fugue” Rampike Vol 19 No.1 - 2010
“Loneliest People on Earth” Variations Magazine – Fall/Winter 2009
“2 men, in love, at a diner” Outwrite Review 2009
“Untitled” Misunderstandings Magazine Vol 12., 2009
“This Addiction” Creature Magazine – Festival Edition 2007

Chapbook publications
Narcotics//Flora, Burning Effigy Press, Spring 2009
Grey Clouds, Self-Published, Spring 2005, 2007 reprint

Recordings/ Spoken Word, dub, etc.
Studio Recordings
Album - Gold: Thoughts Beats & Rhymes Vol.2
Album – Red: Thoughts, Beats & Rhymes Vol.1, 2003
Featured on Rise Ashen’s Earth Dragon Album – Fossil Fuel Records, 2004
Feat. on Refuel 1 (v/a) – Fossil Fuel Records, 2005


Live recordings
Feat. on Dane’s Swan song (v/a compilation) – limited spoken word release CDR
Feat. on Toronto Poetry Slam Team vs T Dot Slam Fam (v/a compilation)– Toronto Poetry Project

12” Vinyl
Feat. on P.U.C./ Phonetiks vinyl EP – Palm Squad
Feat. on Earth Dragon vinyl EP – Fossil Fuel


Additional releases
2019 – Free digital download – KnowSomething Records
Friday Night Sunrise – Soul Jah Ras Productions
Distant Cousins, Volume 1 -- Soul Jah Ras Productions



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