In this episode, Kingston raised spoken word poet Britta B. talks to Qanita Lilla about navigating a White world while growing up Black. Writing and performing was a necessary part of surviving the world Britta found herself in. She talks about the people and networks who helped her to hone her powerful voice and how her current work that focuses on issues of social justice motivates younger poets to find and express their own creativity.
[…] a really beautiful thing about poetry is how you’re able to gesture towards something without imposing it, without really pushing somebody to
Britta B. is an award-winning artist, poet, voice actor, and educator. In 2021, she won the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and was named COCA Lecturer of the Year. Britta holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and is currently working toward her debut collection of poetry. She lives in Toronto with her husband and dog.
Find Britta B. online: http://brittab.com/
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