Smokii Sumac is a proud member of the Ktunaxa nation. He is a PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University where his research centres on "coming home" stories from a Ktunaxa adoptee and two-spirit perspective. Smokii's work has been published in Write Magazine, and under his former name (he is a man of many names) in Canadian Literature, Aanikoobijigan//Waawaashkeshi and on coffee sleeves as one of the winners of Peterborough's e-city lit's artsweek contest in 2014. He currently shares his time between Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), and Ithaca, NY.
This week we launched ALU DiscoverVerse: Choose Your Own Poetry, a Canadian poetry binge, for #NPM20. Scroll on for details (+20% off featured books), a map of Canadian booksellers offering delivery, and more.
Transmasculine Ktunaxa poet Smokii Sumac chats with us for ALU DiscoverVerse about his boisterous, touching, and often funny debut collection you are enough: love poems for the end of the world (Kegedonce Press) — which grew from a challenge to write one haiku a day ... Read more
This National Poetry Month is an action-packed celebration of twenty-four poets who write in all kinds of spaces and explore all kinds of styles and themes that delight, offer reflection, and soothe our spirits. Join us here on the blog throughout the month for our feature poets, ... Read more
This week we kicked off Pride Month with a booklist, observed World Environment Day, cheered for the Lambda Literary Awards winners, and much more!
This week we celebrated many things: finalists of the Trillium Book Award and the Indigenous Voices Awards, Asian Heritage Month, Short Story Month, and read a new novel that'll evoke When Everything Feels Like the Movies.
Happy 2019! We're back at it with new reading resolutions, stories from a busker-turned-author, poetry from #haikuaday creator, and more.
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