The Poetry Project

Aisha Sasha John

Aisha Sasha John's medium is energy. A poet and choreographer, Aisha is the author of I have to live. (McClelland & Stewart 2017), finalist for the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, as well as THOU (Book*hug 2014), finalist for the 2015 Trillium Book Award. Her chapbook TO STAND AT THE PRECIPICE ALONE AND REPEAT WHAT IS WHISPERED will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2021. Aisha was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Toronto (Scarborough) in 2018 and served as guest faculty for the 2019 Writing Studio residency program at The Banff Centre. Aisha is also the 2019-2022 Dancemakers' Resident Artist—in 2021 she will remount her solo the aisha of is which premiered at the Whitney Museum in 2017.