Clifton Joseph

Dubzz/poet/at/large Clifton Joseph is a poet and journalist who has written for television, radio, newspapers, magazines and the internet.

A founding member of the dub poetry movement in Canada, he has published a book of poems “Metropolitan Blues”, “Oral Trans/Missions” an album of poetry and music, the videos “Pimps” and “(Survival) In the City, as well as a numerous single dub poetry releases including “A Chant For Monk”, “That Night In Tunisia” and “Shots On Eglinton”.

He has performed widely across Canada, the U.S., U.K. and the Caribbean and his poems have been included in a number of written and audio anthologies including “Poetry Nation” and “Word Up”, Virgin Records compilation of North American performance poets.

Among Joseph’s Awards are two Gemini Awards for Best Writing in an Information Program or Series; a Time-Warner “Freddies” Award for excellence in health reporting; a Silver Fleece Award from the Chicago International Film Festival; and the Best Dub Poet Award and the Peter Tosh Memorial Award from the Canadian Reggae Music Awards.

He is currently chief content producer at internet tv station www.eglintontv.com