This Wound Is A World

This Wound Is A World

Poems

Book - 2017
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Publisher: Calgary, Alberta : Frontenac House Poetry, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781927823644
1927823641
Branch Call Number: 819.116 BEL
Characteristics: 63 pages.

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"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 »


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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 describe his writing, because it's so layered and complex, but the language used is so pure and unadulterated.

I won't talk about themes, because they need to be felt.

This is a manifesto in the form of a love song.

I want more of his writing already.

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