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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Part manifesto, part memoir, part poetry This Wound is a World is layered, complex and brilliant. Belcourt's poems gather momentum in a spectacular way. Won the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2018 and the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize.

Caroline's Overdue Find - this book of poetry, written by award-winning and innovative author Billy-Ray Belcourt, is food for thought in consideration of Pride and Indigenous History month.

"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 »

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.

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lydia_holmes221 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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kjlangton
Sep 07, 2019

Extraordinary.

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mclarjh
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.)

lydia_holmes221 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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