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Please try out something new for your next human rights event: just give a credit to the author (me) and please do not use the poem as part of an event that exploits animals or humans. Then perform this poem to rapturous crowds. Then post to you tube.

The words are on my multi-voice website:


Examples: Two versions of this multi-voice poem are given very different interpretations by the two different acting and poetry groups below.



Many Voices (a multi-voice poem)


Author Ashby McGowan


Performed by

Kelsey Amelotte,

Ainslie De Sousa,

Jamie Lester,

Zunaira Munir, and

Manon van Mil



Queen’s University, Faculty of Education

Kingston, ON, Canada,



Many Voices (a multi-voice poem)


Produced by Rachel Jury (Artistic Director conFAB)

Written by: Ashby McGowan

Acting Director: Iwona Glowinska

Film Director: Pete Hastie


Ashby McGowan

Berta Cussó

Jessica Phillippi

Miriam Sarah Doren

Robert Przekwas



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