A celebrated poet, Afua was recently installed as Halifax’s Poet Laureate. She is the author of five books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed Copper Woman and Other Poems. She has also recorded two poetry CDs. A founder of the Canadian Dub poetry movement, Afua Cooper was instrumental in organizing between 2004 and 2009, three international dub poetry festivals. Afua holds a Ph.D. in Black Canadian Studies and the African Diaspora from the University of Toronto.