Born and raised in Jamaica, Niambi Tree is a Peterborough-based poet whose work explores the intersectionality between race, self-worth, and mental illnesses. Niambi’s work is lyrical, deeply felt, and rooted in storytelling. Her words remind you that even the act of breathing is an expression of strength.
A key member of the Peterborough Poetry Slam Team, Niambi is a two-time individual Grand Slam Spoken Word Poetry Champion, competing both locally and provincially. She is much in demand as a workshop leader for organizations such as the New Canadians Centre and Trent University’s TCSA.
Niambi has always been a creative and passionate force of nature. Expressing her many talents through poetry, she brings a unique aesthetic to jewelry design and creation, models clothing, and does Tarot readings. When Niambi is not busy doing kickass things for her community, you can probably catch her by a waterfall, singing too loudly on the bus, or talking to plants more than she does to people.