Activist, performer and playwright, Penn Kemp is the League of Canadian Poets' 2012 honorary Life Member and inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London, Ontario. (2010-12). She received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for contributions to Canadian arts and culture. She has been giving creativity workshops, teaching and performing her poetry since 1966. Writer-in-Residence for Western University (2009-10), she continues to host her Lit-on-Air program, www.CHRWradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices. See www.mytown.ca/pennletters, linkedin.com/pennkemp and twitter.com/pennkemp for updates.