Black History Month Spotlight: Nuff Said by Michelle Muir

NUFF SAID: Poems

nuff said

Publisher: Tsar Publications

Publication Date: October 15th, 2009

Synopsis:

Michelle Muir’s debut poetry collection brings a new and confident voice in the hip hop genre to the printed page. Muir’s poetry skillfully blends the language of the contemporary urban environment with her personal take on African-Canadian rhythmic and poly rhythmic style. The playful cadence of her voice leaps from the pages of Nuff Said compelling the reader forward on a wild ride through music, life, education, community pride, love, erotic desire, political irony and probing questions of race, class and gender.

About the Author:

Michelle Muir is a fourth grade teacher with the Peel District School Board as well as a professional storyteller and a poet. She won the national title of CBC Poetry Face Off champion in both 2006 and 2007.

Dubbed an ambassador for literacy, Michelle Muir has performed her spoken-word poetry for audiences across Canada and the United States. She rose to national attention when she was named CBC Radio’s Poet Laureate in 2006. She was the CBC Radio Poetry Face Off champion in both 2006 and 2007. Her award-winning poems, “My Fantastic Voyage to Planet Irresistible” and “I Hope They Ask the Things I Didn’t” are included in this collection.

– Bio taken from the TSAR website

A. A. Omer

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