M. Nourbese Philip


M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and former lawyer who lives in Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Guggenheim and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations, and the MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba). Among her best-known works are: She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks, Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, and Zong!, a genre-breaking poem that engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.


Elders Series #6

Gail Scott, M. Nourbese Philip, et al.


Blank: Essays and Interviews

M. Nourbese Philip



M. Nourbese Philip


She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks

M. Nourbese Philip