Philip is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and former lawyer who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She is a fellow of the Guggenheim and Rockefeller (Bellagio) foundations and the MacDowell Colony. Among her best-known works are <em>She Tries Her Tongue</em>; <em>Her Silence Softly Breaks</em>;<em> Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence;</em> and <em>Harriet’s Daughter</em>, a young adult novel. Philip’s most recent work is <em>Zong!, </em>a genre-breaking poem which engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade. Q&A with the author, Friday, November 4, 11 am, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library.
Sponsored by the Dee Hull Everist Visiting Speaker Series.