This Wound is a World is in its 7th (SEVENTH) printing

And it’s only just over one year from initial publication. In that time Billy-Ray Belcourt has achieved these accolades:

  • Winner of the 2018 Griffin Award
  • Shortlisted for the 2018 Governor General’s Award for Poetry
  • Winner of the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize
  • Named¬†Most Significant Book of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer¬†at teh 2018 Indigenous Voices Awards
  • Shortlisted for the 2018 Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry, the 2018 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and the 2018 Raymond Souster Award.
  • Named the best Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017 by CBC Books
  • Awarded a 2019 Indspire Award in the First Nations Youth category, which is the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows on its own leaders