Lillian Allen

Dub Poet. Educator. Spoken Word Artist.

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Make the World New
The Poetry of Lillian Allen

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Make the World New: The Poetry of Lillian Allen. By Lillian Allen Edited by Ronald Cummings

“Allen’s work may be seen as a form of popular education. Her classroom is the streets, the concert, the reading – wherever a community of listeners and cultural workers are called together to register joy in the struggles for social change”

Brenda Carr, Ariel Journal

Community Leader

Lillian Allen — grassroots artist, cultural activist and university professor — is considered a godmother of rap/hiphop, dub and spoken word.

Diverse Pedagogy

Lillian Allen’s work is used across the educational spectrum, encompassing learning from primary to post graduate studies.

Literary and Performance Dub Pioneer

A pioneering exponent of the highly politicized form of dub poetry created in Jamaica by Oku, popularized in Britain by Linton Kewsi Johnson and Benjamin Zephaniah, Allen embedded feminist voice and brings world music influences and experimental sensibilities to the literary dub art form.

Writing in Dangerous Times: Survival, Resistance, Joy

Lillian Allen taking part with other educators, writers and performers. A series of Live Performance and Workshops.  Hosted by OCADU Creative Writers and Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs

Lillian Allen is available for readings, lectures, community workshops, concert and club performances.
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Lillian Allen
Dub Poet. Educator. Spoken Word Artist.


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