Psychic Unrest is full of the sea and rain, blues and golds, rhythm and revolution. This is Lillian Allen's long-anticipated book of poems — her first book since 1993. Collected here is a mix of poems, songs and poetic essays. Allen creates and examines a new poetic style, blending traditional poetry with her inimitable lyrical style, resulting in abstract poems with rhythmic movement that shout out to be read aloud.
About the author
Lillian Allen moved from Spanish Town, Jamaica, to North America in 1969. After studying at the City University of New York and York University in Toronto, she emerged as the birth mother of dub in Canada, performing alone and with de dub poets at countless events across the full spectrum of progressive organizing. She has three albums for adults and one for children, and two books for children and young people. She performs locally, nationally, and internationally. A cultural strategist and long-time key cultural worker/arts activist in Toronto, Allen is also a writer of plays and short fiction and has ventured into filmmaking.