Klyde Broox

Klyde Broox is an internationally seasoned, multiple award-winning, Hamilton, Ontario, based Jamaicanborn and developed dubpoet. He won a 1992 University of Miami James Michener fellowship, then became the first Black writer to win the city of Hamilton’s Arts Award for Literature in 2005 with the bestselling volume, My Best Friend is White, McGilligan Books, Toronto. In 2018, Broox was a finalist for the Ontario Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and, in 2020, won Jamaica’s Golden Tongue Award. He has also published several outstanding articles on dubpoetry as well as his groundbreaking 1989 chapbook, PoemStorm, first launched in Swansea, Wales. Klyde Broox performs poetry as public art and invites audiences to experience it as social communion.

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