Penn Kemp

Digital Bookplate for Penn Kemp donation
Western is proud to hold the papers of Penn Kemp in its Archives. Poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has been celebrated as a trailblazer since her first publication of poetry by Coach House (1972), and a "one-woman literary industry" as London's inaugural Poet Laureate and Western's Writer-in-Residence. The League of Canadian Poets' 2015 Spoken Word Artist, Kemp is a keen participant in Canada's cultural life with thirty books of poetry, prose and drama; seven plays and ten CDs produced as well as award-winning videopoems.

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