Cliffs Notes: Lillian Allen

To get you prepped for the onslaught of artistic awesomeness that’s coming your way in April, we’re running a series highlighting our amazing performers. Because you are busy and important, we’ll keep it short. 100 words or less, (almost) everything you need to know.

Name: Lillian Allen
Hails from: Toronto, Canada
Best loved for: pioneering dub poetry and groundbreaking champion of female poets
CV: two time Juno winner, two albums, playwright, Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor at OCAD, recognized authority and activist on issues of diversity in culture, cross cultural learning, and the arts in education
Quotable moment: “We are a thousand miles from our longings/
Pinning dreams on over twenty thousand street corners
/With many bridges to cross over.”
Go see: Lillian Allen and Great Black North
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