Black History Month In Canada… Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand a highly accomplished poet, writer, and social activist made Canada her home after migrating from Trinidad.

Dionne Brand – Poet, Writer, Educator, and Activist

Dionne Brand, poet, writer, filmmaker, educator and activist (born 7 January 1953 in Guayaguayare, Trinidad). Winner of the Governor General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize, and former poet laureate of Toronto, Dionne Brand is considered one of Canada’s most accomplished poetic voices.
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Her Muse Screams For Mercy!

“How I know I’m a writer:  When I sleep, I wake to write;  when I dream, I rouse to write;  when I eat, I hunger to write;  when I drink, it’s my thirst to write;  and when I write, I write and write and write…until my Muse grows weary of the beating it takes from every keystroke.”

~ Nonnie Jules

 

Tune in to the RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio show, ASPIRE TO INSPIRE where this post is the topic of a lively discussion. This is a production of Rave Reviews Book Club.

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Once again, I turn to my close friend and colleague’s collection of original quotes, Quotes By Nonnie, for this gem about the passion of writing. Not only is Nonnie Jules the founder and President of Rave Reviews Book Club, but she is also an excellent writer. She is a published author of two popular and helpful non-fiction titles, an exciting novel, as well as a book of love poetry that she co-authored earlier this year! In this quote selection, Nonnie speaks to us about the writer that lurks within. Continue reading “Her Muse Screams For Mercy!”

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