These poems rewrite Scripture, utilizing gritty and earthy diction, to render the Hebraic texts with a "Black" voice--that of the ex-slave theologians.
George Elliott Clarke, University of Toronto
The inaugural E.J. Pratt Poet/Professor, of Canadian Literature, at the University of Toronto, George Elliott Clarke hails from Black Nova Scotia (Africadia). He has served as Poet Laureate of Toronto (2012-15) and Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17).