Expect the unexpected : voices from the north end / Guyleigh Johnson.

Expect the Unexpected is a highly charged first collection of spoken word poetry based on the lives of inner city youth. It's deep, raw, uncut, and unflinching in telling their stories. Each poem will take you into the inner life of young people trying to survive in a hostile world. The poet explore...

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Main Author: Johnson, Guyleigh,
Published: East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia : Pottersfield Press, 2016.
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