An Explosion of Feathers

By Conor Kerr

An Explosion of Feathers
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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 ... Read more


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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

Conor Kerr is a Métis Ukrainian writer. A member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, he is a descendant of the Lac Ste. Anne Métis and the Papaschase Cree Nation. His Ukrainian family are settlers in Treaty Four and Six territories in Saskatchewan. In 2020 he received the Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize and in 2021 was awarded the Malahat Review’s Long Poem Prize. His work has been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry 2020 and Best Canadian Stories 2020 and published in literary magazines across Canada. He is the author of the poetry collection An Explosion of Feathers (Bookland Press, 2021) and the novel Avenue of Champions (2021), which was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, won a 2022 ReLit Award, and is a finalist for the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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