Adebe DeRango-Adem

Poet

Toronto, ON

Author's Bio

Adebe DeRango-Adem won the Toronto Poetry Competition in 2005 to become Toronto’s first Junior Poet Laureate. In 2008, she attended the summer writing program at Naropa University, where she mentored with Anne Waldman and the late Amiri Baraka.

Her debut poetry collection, Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010) was one of ten manuscripts chosen in honour of Frontenac House's Dektet 2010 competition, using a blind selection process by a jury of leading Canadian writers: bill bissett, George Elliott Clarke, and Alice Major. Ex Nihilo was longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the world’s largest prize for writers under thirty. She is also the co-editor, alongside Andrea Thompson, of Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out (Inanna Publications, 2010).

Her third collection, Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015) was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her latest collection, The Unmooring, was published in 2018 by Mansfield Press.

Publications & Prizes

Books:
The Unmooring (Mansfield Press, 2018)
,
Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015)
,
Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010)
Prizes won: 

Toronto's Junior Poet Laureate, 2005.
Ex Nihilo longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the world’s largest prize for writers under 30.
Terra Incognita shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Toronto
Canada
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Last update: Sep 07, 2018