Nuff Said

Michelle Muir’s debut poetry collection brings a new and confident voice in the hip hop genre to the printed page. Muir’s poetry skillfully blends the language of the contemporary urban environment with her personal take on African-Canadian rhythmic and poly rhythmic style. The playful cadence of her voice leaps from the pages of Nuff Said compelling the reader forward on a wild ride through music, life, education, community pride, love, erotic desire, political irony and probing questions of race, class and gender.

Includes a spoken word CD.


“Poetry of this genre requires a voice that is powerful and full of conviction . . . that is what the urban voice is. Michelle captures that voice every time with her blend of prose, music and poetry; you get the rhythm, the sound and the message.”
–Craig Mannix, Offshoot Communications

Michelle’s poetry works . . . whether you read it or hear it . . . there is beat and timing and there is message . . . that is the stuff great songs are made of.”
–Jelleestone, Canadian Hip Hop Recording Artist


Publication Date: October 2009

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-894770-58-3
Page size: 5.75″ x 8.75″
96 pages

Photo of Michelle Muir

Michelle Muir is a fourth grade teacher with the Peel District School Board as well as a professional storyteller and a poet. She won the national title of CBC Poetry Face Off champion in both 2006 and 2007. Dubbed an ambassador for literacy, Michelle Muir has performed her spoken-word poetry for audiences across Canada and the United States. She rose to national attention when she was named CBC Radio’s Poet Laureate in 2006. She was the CBC Radio Poetry Face Off champion in both 2006 and 2007. Her award-winning poems, “My Fantastic Voyage to Planet Irresistible” and “I Hope They Ask the Things I Didn’t” are included in this collection.