A celebrated poet, Afua Cooper was recently installed as Halifax's seventh Poet Laureate. She is the author of five books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Copper Woman and Other Poems and two novels, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal, and My Name is Phillis Wheatley. She has also recorded two poetry CDs, including the forthcoming Love and Revolution. A founder of the Canadian Dub poetry movement, Afua Cooper was instrumental in organizing between 2004 and 2009, three international dub poetry festivals.
Winner: 2021 J.M. Abraham Poetry Award
Shortlisted: 2021 APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award
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Author details, The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary