Humble The Poet championed Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis to a win on Canada Reads 2017.
Kanwer Singh, a.k.a. Humble The Poet, is a Toronto-bred MC and spoken-word artist. He began releasing independently recorded tracks on YouTube in 2008, and since then has toured internationally with dynamic live sets that shake conventions and minds at the same time. #LEH and #IVIVI, his collaborations with YouTube star Lilly Singh, have collectively drawn over 15 million YouTube views to date. Humble The Poet has been featured in numerous publications including Buzzfeed, Rolling Stone, MTV, Huffington Post (Canada), The Times of India and WorldstarHipHop.
Interviews | Books by Humble The Poet
Humble The Poet defends Fifteen Dogs against criticisms of accessibility and misogyny. 1:33 On the final day of Canada Reads, Humble The Poet explains how human traits like jealousy and resentment are explored and forgiven in Fifteen Dogs. 1:32 Canada Reads panellist Humble The Poet and author André Alexis ask each other some personal questions. Humble The Poet will defend Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis on Canada Reads 2017. 2:49 Canada Reads' winning panellist and author, Humble the Poet and André Alexis, joined Tom Power in Ottawa to discuss this year's intense battle-of-the-books. 8:27 Canada Reads defender Humble the Poet discusses his book pick for this year's battle of the books and what he learned from reading André Alexis's Fifteen Dogs. 9:09