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Dionne Brand


Dionne Brand is internationally known for her poetry, fiction, and essays. She has received many awards, notably the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Trillium Award (Land to Light On), 1997), the Pat Lowther Award (Thirsty, 2005), the City of Toronto Book Award (What We All Long For, 2006), and the Harbourfront Festival Award (2006), given in recognition of her substantial contribution to literature. She is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.

Leslie C. Sanders is a professor at York University, where she teaches African American and Black Canadian literature. She is the author of The Development of Black Theatre in America, the editor of two volumes of Langston Hughes’s performance works, and a general editor of the Collected Works of Langston Hughes. She has written essays on African American and Black Canadian literature.


Books by Dionne Brand

A Map to the Door of No Return

Notes to Belonging

by (author) Dionne Brand

Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems

by (author) Dionne Brand

Laurier Poetry Pack #5

by (author) Dionne Brand, Paul Dutton, Gary Barwin, Al Purdy, Fred Wah & Louise Bernice Halfe
edited by Leslie C. Sanders, Robert Budde, Louis Cabri & David Gaertner

An Autobiography of the Autobiography of Reading

by (author) Dionne Brand

What We All Long For / Love Enough

Two Toronto Novels

by (author) Dionne Brand

Laurier Poetry Pack #4

Wilfrid Laurier University Press

edited by Robert Budde, Leslie C. Sanders, Gary Barwin, Louis Cabri & Heather Milne
by (author) Al Purdy, Dionne Brand, Paul Dutton, Fred Wah & Rachel Zolf

Bread Out of Stone

Recollections, Sex, Recognitions, Race, Dreaming, Politics

by (author) Dionne Brand


by (author) Dionne Brand

The Blue Clerk

Ars Poetica in 59 Versos

by (author) Dionne Brand

Luminous Ink

Writers on Writing in Canada

edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Dionne Brand
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, Lawrence Hill, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Sheila Fischman, Heather O'Neill, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, Lee Maracle, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Lisa Moore, Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto, George Elliott Clarke, Nicole Brossard, Judith Thompson, David Chariandy, Richard Van Camp, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Stephen Henighan, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

The Unpublished City

Volume I

edited by Dionne Brand

Love Enough

by (author) Dionne Brand


Early Works

by (author) Dionne Brand


by (author) Dionne Brand

Fierce Departures

The Poetry of Dionne Brand

by (author) Dionne Brand
edited by Leslie C. Sanders

In This City

by (author) Austin Clarke
introduction by Dionne Brand

Tenacious Light (Luce ostinata)

by (author) Dionne Brand

The Journey Prize Stories 19

The Best of Canada's New Writers

edited by Caroline Adderson, David Bezmozgis & Dionne Brand



by (author) Dionne Brand

Earth Magic

by (author) Dionne Brand
illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes

What We All Long For

by (author) Dionne Brand


by (author) Dionne Brand

At the Full and Change of the Moon

by (author) Dionne Brand

No Language Is Neutral

by (author) Dionne Brand

In Another Place, Not Here

by (author) Dionne Brand

Land to Light On

by (author) Dionne Brand

Grammar of Dissent

Poetry and Prose by Claire Harris, M. Nourbese Philip and Dionne Brand

edited by Carol Morrell
by (author) Claire Harris, M. NourbeSe Philip & Dionne Brand

Sans Souci

and Other Stories

by (author) Dionne Brand