Aisha Sasha John is a poet, dancer, and choreographer. Her most recent collection, I have to live. (McClelland and Stewart, 2017) was a finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her solo performance the aisha of is, which premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2017, will be presented at Toronto’s 2018 Summerworks Festival. In addition to her solo work, Aisha choreographed, performed and curated as a member of the collective WIVES from 2015–2017. Aisha’s other books include The Shining Material (Book*hug, 2011) and THOU (Book*hug, 2014)—finalist for both the Trillium and ReLit book awards. Aisha was the 2018 University
of Toronto Scarborough writer-in-residence. She was born in Montreal.
Articles by Aisha Sasha John
- you are circulating your blood (July–August 2018)