READ INDIGENOUS - POETRY

READ INDIGENOUS - POETRY
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Check out our roundup of 30 poetry collections by Indigenous authors. Get 20% off with promo code READINDIGENOUS at checkout. Offer ends June 27.

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I Will Be Corrupted

By Joseph Dandurand

A tale of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but also is a heroin addict living on the eastside, what drove the author to write this book of poems was how the voice of the Healer came to him and it was with ease that each poem showed itself. It was if he were ... Read more

Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths

By Jules Arita Koostachin

Finalist for the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award in Published Poetry in English. To unearth our secrets means we must face our past, and in doing so, we will find our voice. Unearthing of Secrets: Gathering of Truths explores the heartfelt and evocative fragmented experiences through ... Read more

SH:LAM (The Doctor)

By Joseph Dandurand

Shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, 2020This powerful collection, all too relevant today, tells a story that needs to be told. The author writes, "This is the truth of what has happened to my people. The Kwantlen people used to number in the thousands but like ... Read more

Bones

By Tyler Pennock

Poems about a young two-spirit Indigenous man moving through shadow and trauma toward strength and awareness.

Bones, Tyler Pennock's wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness ... Read more

Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity

By Norma Dunning

"Eskimo Pie: A Poetics of Inuit Identity" examines Dunning's lived history as an Inuk who was born, raised and continues to live south of sixty. Her writing takes into account the many assimilative practices that Inuit continue to face and the expectations of mainstream as to ... Read more

Childhood Thoughts and Water

By John McDonald

"Childhood Thoughts and Water" is a collection of Beat Poetry, Spoken Word, Performance Art and Lyrical Verse. This is a work which journeys into the memories and events of an Urban Indigenous warrior's struggles to reconnect with a language and culture that is seemingly always ... Read more

Tsi Niió:re Tenkarakhwaráhseke (Mohawk Edition)

By Janet Rogers
Translated by Jeremy Green

"Tsi Niió:re Enkarakhoténhseke" is the first ever poetry book in the Mohawk language published in Canada. The poems creatively reveal the beautiful and bitter essences of the world from a distinctive Indigenous female voice. Inspired by her recent global travels, experiences, ... Read more

As Long As the Sun Shines

By Janet Rogers

This poetry collection creatively reveals the beautiful and bitter essences of the world from a distinctive Indigenous female voice. Speaking from her unique Mohawk perspective, the poet unapologetically sings words of wisdom and cultural confidence. By using this creative foundation ... Read more

î-nitotamahk kîsik (Cree Edition)

By Rosanna Deerchild
Translated by Solomon Ratt

î-nitotamahk kîsik is a poetry collection in Cree that describes deep personal experiences and post-generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal residential school confinements in the 1960's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these ... Read more

Stars

By Lucy Haché
Illustrated by Michael Joyal

In this second installation of the Overhead Series, Lucy Haché once again transports the reader with intimate revelations on identity by exploring both her personal and ancestral relationship to the sky and stars. Hache's prose is extraordinary in its combination of self awareness ... Read more