Dane Swan (Dane Jah Ras)

Dane Swan (Dane Jah Ras)

Dane Swan is a Bermuda born permanent resident, and person of colour, residing in Toronto. He has received funding for his spoken word projects by the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils. Considered one of the more respected spoken word performers in Ontario, Dane’s work has been featured on five albums, two 12” vinyls and in performances that have sent him to over a dozen cities in North America.

Dane is also quickly becoming a respected literary poet. In the past two years he has been featured in Misunderstandings Magazine, Vallum, Rampike, Out Write, and Creature Magazine. His chapbook “Narcotics // Flora” was released spring 2009 with Burning Effigy Press. Two years later, his full length collection “Bending the Continuum” was launched by Guernica Editions

Dane is a past organising committee member for the BP Nichol Chapbook Award; one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious awards for English language poetry chapbooks.

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