“A tireless advocate for poets and for all literary and performing arts.”
– Kelly Shiers, The Chronicle Herald
Shauntay Grant is a writer and storyteller from Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has shared her blend of poetry and music internationally at festivals and events, and as Halifax's third Poet Laureate she organized Canada's first national gathering of Canadian Poets Laureate... (click here to read more)
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Apples and ButterfliesApples and Butterflies is a gentle, lyrical poem about a family's autumn vacation and shows Prince Edward Island in a light we don't often see -- the bright blue and orange light of fall. Click here to read a book review, or visit Nimbus Publishing, Chapters, or Amazon to purchase.
The City Speaks In DrumsThe City Speaks In Drums follows two boys from North End Halifax as they explore their neighbourhood and the city beyond, finding music everywhere. Shauntay Grant's playful spoken word-style poem and Susan Tooke's vivid illustrations create a wildly energetic journey through the city. Click here to read a book review, or visit Nimbus Publishing, Chapters, or Amazon to purchase.
Up HomeUp Home is a heartwarming portrayal of North Preston, one of Canada's oldest Black communities. Grant's memories of growing up reflect a magical place where landscape, food, history and, most of all, people come together in a community filled with love and beauty. Click here to read a book review, or visit Nimbus Publishing, Chapters, or Amazon to purchase.
"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding." – Alice Walker, author
every word i've written
every story i've told
and all the roads
traveledi've not near enough
to express my thanks
for family, friends
to each of you:
my warmest gratitude
my deepest love
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