This Wound Is A World

This Wound Is A World


Book - 2017
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Publisher: Calgary, Alberta : Frontenac House Poetry, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781927823644
Branch Call Number: 819.116 BEL
Characteristics: 63 pages.


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Billy Ray is from Drift Pile Cree Nation. This is his first book and is an intimate and politically necessary collection. Winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize.

"A writer, academic and self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, Billy-ray Belcourt has put out his first book entitled This Wound is a World. Part manifesto, part memoir Billy-ray invites the reader into a world of decolonial love and sex in hopes of understanding sadness and pain often shouldere... Read More »

lydia1879 Mar 06, 2018

More people need to read this book.

Belcourt's writing is beautiful and queer and hopeful and just the right shade of melancholy. My favourite poems were Okcupid and The Oxford Journal, which gathered momentum in a stunning way. This collection is tender and there aren't enough adjectives to ... Read More »

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Oct 11, 2018

Easy to see why this won a CBC contest, but still just ordinary poetry. (Poorly bound, pages 19/20, 57/58 and 59/60 are falling out already.)

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