Published on September 24th, 20130
Bertha Clark – The Soul Poet
Born in San Francisco, Adelene da soul poet (aka Bertha Clark) came to Canada, her mother’s home country, when she was seven. She is a descendant of the first black pioneers who settled on Salt Spring Island and in Victoria in the mid-1800s. Her grandmother was the proprietor of Vie’s Chicken and Steaks, a famous restaurant on Vancouver’s Union Street which operated from the early 1940s to the late 1970s. Adelene da soul poet began to write and perform poetry at an early age. She attended college in Hawaii where she majored in Literary and Creative writing. She was told by her mother that her poetry was healing and would one day make a difference in the world.