Aisha Sasha John’s most recent publication is the second edition of the chapbook TO STAND AT THE PRECIPICE ALONE AND REPEAT WHAT IS WHISPERED (UDP 2021). Previous books include the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize nominated collection I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart 2017) and THOU (Book*hug 2014). John is the 2019-2022 Dancemakers Resident Artist through which she is developing her first ensemble choreographic work, DIANA ROSS DREAM—to premiere in fall 2022 at La Chapelle in Montreal.
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