I first met Maureen Hynes at a Toronto Women’s Bookstore event. I recognized her from a photo on the net. I was just curious to see who the editor was who chose my poem No Les Da Verguenza for publication in Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine. I also read Maureens’s first two books of poems; I figured if the editor liked my stuff about working class women of colour then I might like their stuff; and I did.
Maureen was kind in person and it’s always a pleasure running in to her at events.
I hope you enjoy Marueen reading poetry from her new, and third, book of poems Marrow, Willow.
Tune in to Black Coffee Poet Monday April 25, 2011 for a review of “Betta Tomorrow” by Jamaican Dancehall star Lazah Current.