Lillian Allen
Dub Poet. Educator. Spoken Word Artist.

Awards & Achievements

Lillian Allen

Lillian Allen

Poet. Educator. Spoken Word Performer

“Allen’s poems are not for those seeking respite or solace from the world… instead they offer unflinching exploration of consequences of colonialism, racism and the rage that bristles below the surface of society for black people”

Irene D’Souza, Quill & Quire

Community Cultural Champion Award from the City of Toronto, 2011

Two time Juno Award winner for recordings of dub poetry 1986,1988

Nominated: OCAD 2005/06 Price Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recognized as a pioneer, leading creator and innovator of Dub Poetry., a literary form now recognized as a part of the English literary canon (Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms).

Recognized as a pioneer, leading creator and innovator of Dub Poetry – a literary form now recognized as a part of the English literary canon (Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms).

Nominated: OCAD 2005/06 Price Award for Excellence in Teaching

Work recognized, researched and taught throughout the school system, universities and post-secondary institutions.

Wok dispersed through broadcast around the world.

2009 Golden Beret Award, Calgary Spoken Word Festival

Poem: “Birth” selected by Canada’s 2003 Poet Laureate, George Bowering for “Poem of the Week” project; Parliamentary Poet Laureate and World Poetry Day; May 24, 2004

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