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Deanna Smith

Deanna Smith a Montreal-based poet, performer, and educator. She runs poetry, creative writing, spoken word, and slam workshops with participants age 4 and up. Her influences include the poets, storytellers, and playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement, the Beats, contemporary spoken word artists and peers in creative communities across Canada. Her work is often autobiographical and deals with the experiences of womanhood, social inequality, history, and family life.