George Elliott Clarke, in his unique brand of spoken word, Africadian poetry, explores a personal subject, his great-aunt Portia White, an internationally celebrated opera contralto. His lyrical ode to her life and work is a celebration of love. He shared with ABT editor, Karalee Clerk, thoughts about his great-aunt, Portia White, and his family’s incredible creative DNA.
Death, Buddhism and flat earth thinkers are the themes explored in three very different books that hit the stands this fall. From a conversation with Tina Turner about the power of music, to an entire museum dedicated to flat earth findings, four authors are using creative ways to present topics they’re passionate about and, hopefully, intrigue readers around the world. Now that they’ve wrapped everything up into perfectly bound packages, writer Lindsay Ruck had a chance to chat with each of them and ask a few questions about their recent works.