Today's poem is "The Cree Word For a Body Like Mine is Weesageechak"
from This Wound is a World
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. He is also a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds an M.St. in Women's Studies from the University of Oxford. Billy-Ray was named one of six Indigenous writers to watch by CBC Books in 2016, one of ten Indigenous writers to read right now by VICE in 2017, and he was the recipient of the 2017 P.K. Page Founder's Award for Poetry. This Wound is a World is his first book.
Books by Billy-Ray Belcourt:
Other poems on the web by Billy-Ray Belcourt:
"The body remembers when the world broke open"
"Ode to Northern Alberta"
Billy-Ray Belcourt's Website.
Billy-Ray Belcourt on Twitter.
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