‘philic’ is a mix of performance poetry and storytelling that follows a queer sex worker coping with the decline of her relationship, and mind, as she is left to face her traumatic past, and heal her relationship to self. An autobiographical anthology from nationally ranking spoken word poet Rhube Knox, ‘philic’ ties Knox’s more troubling works from the past few years in to a story of healing, and empowerment, with a splash of eroticism, while not shying away from the very real ways trauma can affect marginalised women.

About the Artist

RHUBE KNOX, writer/director/performer (she/her)

Rhube Knox is a spoken word artist, sex worker, and doula living on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory in Ottawa, Ontario. Her narrative poems exploring the themes of love, trauma, stigma, and mental illness have taken her on to win The OG500 Poetry Slam in 2018, as well as the Urban Legend’s Womxn’s Slam, and 4th place in the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam. She has hosted writing workshops for many organisations, and considers poetry and education powerful milieus for social change.