|Birth Day||February 12, 1960|
|Age||60 YEARS OLD|
Nova Scotia-born poet and dramatist whose literary works document the African-Canadian experience. He is known for poetry collections such as Whylah Falls and Gold Indigoes and for plays such as Beatrice Chancy and Trudeau: Long March, Shining Path.
He studied at the University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University, and Queen's University.
His 2001 work, Execution Poems, received the Governor General's Award for Poetry
He was the 2006 recipient of a Pierre Trudeau Foundation literary fellowship.