Broox, a.k.a.Durm-I, is an internationally seasoned dubpoet. He published
his first poem in 1972 and by the 1980s had established himself
as one of Jamaicas most promising poets, travelling to the U.K.
and the United States to do readings, workshops and guest lectures. In
1989, Klyde launched a chapbook of poetry, Poemstorm,in Swansea,
Wales. He was a James Michener Fellow at the University of Miami in 1993
and has earned himself a reputation as one of the significant contributors
to the development of Jamaican poetry. He
is currently a member of the Dub Poets Collective.
Broox migrated to Canada in 1993, and met the challenges of resettlement
by focusing more and more on his poetry. Over the years, Klyde has developed
into a superb performer blending speech, song, dance and mime into a powerful
and passionate presentation that is inspirational, entertaining and thought
1996, Klyde has established himself as an influential literary entity
in the City of Hamilton and was nominated in 2004 for a John C.
Holland award for community service. He is also active in the Toronto
community and coordinated the 2004, International Dub Poetry Festival.
former teacher, with sixteen years Jamaican teaching experience, Klyde
has begun to make appearances in public schools. He also hosts PoeMagic,
a popular performance-based open-mic series, at Hamilton¹s Staircase
Café, on the third Friday of each month. Klyde¹s first major
collection, My Best Friend Is White, will be published this
fall by Mcgilligan Books of Toronto.