A Night of Poetry & Music with M. NourbeSe Philip
accompanied by a jazz duo led by Karlton Hester, Professor of Music, UCSC
M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist and playwright who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She practiced law in the City of Toronto for seven years before leaving to write full-time. She has published poetry, fiction, drama, and non-fiction. Among her best known published works are She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks; Looking for Livingstone; An Odyssey of Silence; and Harriet’s Daughter, a young adult novel. Her most recent work, Zong!, is a genre-breaking, book-length poem which engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.