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Vox Humana: The Playlist

Today’s book playlist is by Adebe DeRango-Adem, to pair with her new poetry collection, Vox Humana!

Vox Humana (Latin for “human voice”) is driven by a sense of political urgency to probe the ethics of agency in a world that actively resists the participation of some voices over others. In and through literary experiments with word and sound, utterance and song, Vox Humana considers the different ways a body can assert, recount, proclaim, thus underscoring the urgency of doing so against the de-voicing effects of racism and institutional violence.

Find the official playlist below, or listen on Spotify. It features a number of tracks by Lingua Ignota, fan favourites by Ariana Grande and Bjork, greats from Ella Fitzgerald and Tanya Tagaq and more! Enjoy! Vox Humana is available to order from our online shop (now 25% off for our Holiday Sale until December 24!) or your local independent bookstore.

In Tongues by Lingua Ignota
Imposters by S.O.
God is a Woman by Ariana Grande
Butcher of the World by Lingua Ignota
Sorrowful Soil by Björk
Meditation Rag by Moor Mother
Pennsylvania Furnace by Lingua Ignota
In Me by Tanya Tagaq
Double G by French Montana feat. Pop Smoke
Ella Hums the Blues by Ella Fitzgerald
Sounds Like Molly by Backxwash
Motion Picture Soundtrack by Radiohead

I Am the Beast by Lingua Ignota
Enta Omri by Umm Kulthum
Otherworld by Lama House
God Gave Me No Name by Lingua Ignota
Karma Karma by Rafael Anton Irisarri
Agnus Dei by Lingua Ignota

Adebe DeRango-Adem is a writer and former attendee of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University), where she mentored with poets Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka. She is the author of three previous full-length poetry books to date: Ex Nihilo, a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize; Terra Incognita, nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award; and The Unmooring. A poem from The Unmooring was featured in the 2019 Poem-In-Your-Pocket anthology, co-created by the League of Canadian Poets and the Academy of American Poets. Adebe served as the 2019-20 Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence with Twelve Literary Arts (Cleveland, Ohio) and was selected by Sonia Sanchez as the winner of the 2021 Boston Review Annual Poetry Contest. She lives in Toronto.

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