Black History Month Author Spotlight: Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand is a renowned poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race. She was educated at the University of Toronto, where she earned a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in the Philosophy of Education.

She lives in Toronto and presently holds a University Research Chair at the University of Guelph where she is a professor.

My Creative Writing professor can’t help but gush over Dionne’s poems and writing style. I must agree that the poems that I’ve read by her are beautifully written. Her works include but not limited to:







What We All Long For

At The Full & Change Of The Moon

In Another Place, Not Here



A Map to the Door of No Return: Notes to Belonging


You can find more of her works on her website at

A. A. Omer

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