Reason and rhyme: meet Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s poet laureate – The Coast

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Reason and rhyme: meet Rebecca Thomas, Halifax’s poet laureate – The Coast

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2016260 Views

A slam poet and activist who delivers melodic, witty and damning truths, Thomas is Halifax’s first Indigenous poet laureate.

The first time you hear Rebecca Thomas perform her spoken word poetry, something will happen to you. Your mind will calm as the tide of her voice takes over, the conviction of her words buoying you up until she reaches the ultimate, perfectly crafted finale and her perspective crashes down, challenging you in one hand and offering you a leg up in the other.

Her work is truly cathartic, so it’s no wonder Thomas is making such a splash on the local literary scene—only surprising that in the three or so years she’s been writing, how rapidly her work has gained recognition.

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