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Humble The Poet

Humble The Poet championed André Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs to a win on Canada Reads 2017.
Humble The Poet is a rapper, author and spoken word artist based in Los Angeles. (CBC)

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.

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Humble The Poet comes out swinging for Fifteen Dogs

6 years ago
Duration 1:33
Humble The Poet defends Fifteen Dogs against criticisms of accessibility and misogyny.

Humble The Poet on how Fifteen Dogs teaches us to forgive ourselves

6 years ago
Duration 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.

André Alexis and Humble The Poet get to know each other

6 years ago
Duration 2:50
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.

Books by Humble The Poet