Nova Scotia-born poet and dramatist whose literary functions record the African-Canadian encounter. He’s known for poetry selections such as for example Whylah Falls and Platinum Indigoes as well as for plays such as for example Beatrice Chancy and Trudeau: Long March, Glowing Path. He analyzed at the University or college of Waterloo, Dalhousie University or college, and Queen’s University or college. His 2001 function, Execution Poems, received the Governor General’s Honor for Poetry His ancestors had been African-Americans who escaped British troops through the Battle of 1812 and relocated to Canada. He was the 2006 receiver of a Pierre Trudeau Basis literary fellowship.