Dimensions:8.5in x 5.5 x 0.3 in | 1 lb
Page Count:92 pages
This poetry collection is a unique take on an urban, contemporary Métis life. The poems have a narrative element that connects back to land, place, and the traditional and modern territories that a family finds themselves living on. Based on oral storytelling traditions, many of the poems focus on what creates a personal connection to an urban environment that not long ago was still under Indigenous governance systems. This book explores relationality, history, disenfranchisement, cultural resurgence, and through humour, leaves the reader thinking about their own place within Indigenous territories.
Conor Kerr is an educator, writer and harvester. He is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, part of the Edmonton Indigenous community and is descended from the Lac Ste. Anne & Fort Des Prairies Métis communities and the Papaschase Cree Nation. He works as the Manager of Indigenous Relations & Supports at NorQuest College and is a sessional instructor in the pimâcihisowin program at MacEwan University. In 2019, he received The Fiddlehead's Ralph Gustafson Poetry award. His poetry has been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry 2020 and has appeared in literary magazines across Canada. He is honoured to be able to live and work on the land that his family has called home for generations.
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