Wilton Street | 1984
From: The Unpublished City
This poem consists of a vivid description of a Toronto city scene told in the first-person.
Ian Kamau is a writer, music maker and designer; an artist who believes in the pursuit of actualization, especially by marginalized individuals and groups. He is interested in exploring the value of art to society. Born and raised in the Esplanade, a neighbourhood in downtown Toronto, to Trinidadian parents who immigrated to Canada in the 1970s. His parents are documentary filmmakers, his mother a producer, his father a writer and director. He grew up around ideas, social movements, education and all forms of creativity.