A Selected History of Soul Speak, Frontenac House, 2021 (Poetry Collection)
Evidence, InPrint Publications, 2019 (Chapbook)
Over Our Heads, Innana Publications. Fall 2014 (Novel)
Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, Inanna Pub, 2010 (Anthology, Co-editor)
Eating the Seed, Ekstasis Editions, 2000 (Poetry Collection)
Fire Belly, Pink Flamingo Works, 1997 (Chapbook)

Audio Recordings

The Good Word (Spoken Word CD, 2023)
Soulorations (Spoken Word CD, 2018)
One (Spoken Word CD, 2004)


2005 Canadian Urban Music Award (Nominated) Best Spoken Word Recording.

2009 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word: Poet of Honor for Outstanding Achievement.

2019 League of Canadian Poets’ Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award for Excellence and Innovation in Spoken Word.

2021 Winner: Leon E. & Ann M. Pavlick Poetry Prize.

2022 Longlisted: Pat Lowther Award. Longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award.

2022 Shortlisted: Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.


  • “After the Storm” and “The Active Resistance of Questioning” AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets, Ed. Greg Frankson (Renaissance Press, 2022)
  • “Spoken Word: A Signifying Gesture”, Harriet’s Legacies: Race, Historical Memory, and Futures in Canada, Ed. Ronald Cummings and Natalee Caple (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021)
  • “Embodying Resistance / Riding the Wave”, Feminism: Revisit, Revise, Revolutionize: A Two Part History, Feminist Caucus Chapbook (League of Canadian Poets, 2018)
  • “Spoken Word: A Gesture Towards Possibility”, Writing Creative Writing: Pedagogy, Research, and Practice, Ed. Rishma Dunlop and Priscila Uppal (Dundurn Press, 2017)
  • “What Kind of Writer Are You?: The Hybridist Anxieties and (R)evolutionary Tactics of Spoken Word’s Third Wave", Caught in the Act II: An Anthology of Performance Art by Canadian Women, Ed. Tanya Mars and Johanna Householder (YYZ Books, 2016)
  • “A Natural History of Spoken Word in Canada” (Prologue), Le Making of d’un Homme by Dwayne Morgan, Malestom Editions, 2009 Belgium.

  • Anthologies & Journals:

  • What Has Been Left Out 2020 Feminist Caucus Living Archives: League of Canadian Poets
  • Best Canadian Poetry 2020, (Biblioasis, 2020)
  • “ARC Poetry Magazine”, Fall 2019
  • “White Wall Review”, Issue 49, Fall 2019
  • The Medium is the Muse: Channeling Marshall McLuhan, Edited by Lance Strate & Adeena Karasick (NeoPoiesis Press, 2014)
  • “Women Writing4: Remembering”, Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme fourth: Inanna Publications, Winter 2012/Spring 2013Volume: 30, Number: 1
  • The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, Frontenac Press 2013. Mary of Canada, The Virgin Mary in Canadian Culture(Banff Centre Press, 2003)
  • Short Fuse: A Global Anthology of New Fusion Poetry (Rattapallax Press, 2002)
  • Bluesprint: An Anthology of Black British Columbian Literature & Orature (Arsenal Pulp, 2001)
  • Poetry Nation: The North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (Vehicule Press, 1998)
  • Vintage ’95: The League of Canadian Poet’s Annual Anthology (Quarry Press) 1999

Spoken Word/Plays

Mating Rituals of the Urban Cougar 60 minute solo theatre show (2008 Fringe Festival Tour: Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver)