M. NourbeSe Philip

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of M. NourbeSe Philip clapping her hands
The Poetry Center kicks off its Leslie Scalapino 21st Century Innovative Writers Series with a reading by M. NourbeSe Philip. "M. NourbeSe Philip is the principal -- and most principled -- woman-of-letters in English right now. Her every word is a must-read because she writes nothing that doesn't change everything." -- George Elliott Clarke. Supported by the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund. Free.
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The Poetry Center, The Green Arcade
The Poetry Center
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M. Nourbese Philip

M. Nourbese Philip is a poet, writer and lawyer. Her honors and awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and MacDowell Colony as well as the NALIS Lifetime Literary Award.

Her 1988 collection of poetry She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks won the Casa de las Américas Prize. Philip has published two novels: the young adult novel Harriet’s Daughter (1988), a runner-up for both a Canadian Library Association Prize for children’s literature and a Max and Greta Abel Award for Multicultural Literature, and Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence (1991). Her short story Stop Frame received a Lawrence Foundation Award in 1994. Her play Coups and Calypsos (1999) has been produced in Toronto and London.

She was born in Tobago and now lives in Toronto.