This Wound is a World
By Billy-Ray Belcourt
|Subject||POETRY / Canadian, LGBT, Indigenous|
|Size||6 x 9 inches|
|Binding type||Soft Cover with Flaps|
|Release Date||September 19, 2017|
Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky to world inside.” Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like theirs without giving up on the future. His poems upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where “everyone is at least a little gay.”
2018 Griffin Award for Excellence in Poetry Winner
2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize Winner
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. He is also a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds an M.St. in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford. Billy-Ray was named one of six Indigenous writers to watch by CBC Books in 2016, one of ten Indigenous writers to read right now by VICE in 2017, and he was the recipient of the 2017 P.K. Page Founder’s Award for Poetry. This Wound is a World is his first book.
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