El Jones

El Jones is Halifax’s fifth Poet Laureate, a two-time National Spoken Word Champion and the artistic director of Word Iz Bond Spoken Word Artist Collective. She teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at the Nova Scotia Community College and in the women’s studies program at Acadia University.

  • Live from the Afrikan Resistance!

    By El Jones     September 2014

    Live from the Afrikan Resistance! is the first collection of spoken word poetry by Halifax’s fifth Poet Laureate, El Jones. These poems speak of community and struggle. They are grounded in the political culture of African Nova Scotia and inherit the styles and substances of hip-hop, dub and calypso’s political commentary. Gathered from seven years of performances, these poems represent the tradition of the prophetic voice in Black Nova Scotia.

    Learn More
    A Roseway Book