Aisha Sasha John is a poet and a dancer who will be featured at the Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series on March 15 from 7 to 10pm at 206 Accolade West Building.
John’s most recent book of poetry, Thou (BookThug 2014), will be the centre of discussion at this final event in the 2015-16 series.
The book is a collection of poetry that includes two long, narrative pieces that examine states of being. The collection is an investigation of the idea of “you”, and what that word conveys through its many meanings and contexts.
Thou was nominated for a Trillium and ReLit Award. She is also the author of The Shining Material (BookThug 2011).
John currently lives in Toronto, but was born in Montreal and raised in Vancouver. She earned a BA in African Studies from the University of Toronto and went on to earn MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph.
She is currently working on her third collection of poetry, which is anticipated for publication in 2017.
The Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, presented by the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LAPS), brings Canadian writers to campus for an up-close and personal event.