Shima A. Robinson (Dwennimmen)

Shima A. Robinson (aka Dwennimmen) is the Artistic Producer of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, a graduate student at the University of Alberta, and an amiskwaciy-w√Ęskahikan (Edmonton) born poet and spoken word artist who embodies, with every literary and scholarly effort, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol, which means strength, humility, learning and wisdom. For Dwennimmen, poetry has long been a compass, a salve, an anchor and guiding light.