CBC Arts Celebrates Career of U of G’s Dionne Brand

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A photo of Prof. Dionne Brand

Prof. Dionne Brand

University of Guelph English and Theatre Studies Prof. Dionne Brand was featured in a CBC Arts article celebrating 69 LGBTQ artists who changed Canada before and after 1969 — the year many consider the beginning of the gay rights movement.

The article calls Brand “one of Canada’s best living poets” and said she is also “a daring and challenging novelist, a politically thoughtful essayist, an editor and filmmaker.”

Brand teaches poetry and prose in U of G’s creative writing MFA program.

Earlier this month, she was named as the recipient of  the $20,000 Trillium Book Award for Ontario’s best English-language title for her most recent poetry collection, The Blue Clerk.