Test Reading Series: M. NourbeSe Philip & Hugh Thomas

24 January 2007 12am - 12am

January 24, 7:30 p.m.

M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Originally from Tobago, Philip completed a Master’s degree in
Political Science as well as a degree in law, both at the University
of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario. She practised law for seven
years in Toronto, before giving it up to devote more time to writing.
Philip has published three books of poetry: She Tries Her Tongue; Her
Silence Softly Breaks (1988), Salmon Courage (1983), and Thorns
(1980). She is the recipient of numerous Canada Council awards and
Ontario Arts Council grants, and was the recipient of a Toronto Arts
Council award in l989. In 1990, Philip was made a Guggenheim Fellow in
poetry, and in 1991 became a McDowell Fellow. She lives and writes in

Hugh Thomas is a poet and translator currently living in Fredericton,
where he teaches mathematics at the University of New Brunswick. He is
the author of Mutations (BookThug, 2004) and has poems in the
anthology Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005) and the
magazines dig and This among others.


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