Thursday, February 20, 2020
Hampton Room, Scripps College
The Indigenous Canadian poet, author of This Wound Is a World, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his work.
Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a Ph.D. student and 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar in the Department of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. This Wound is a World is his first book; it won the 2018 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize (making him the youngest recipient), the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, and a 2018 Indigenous Voices Award. It was also named the best “Canadian poetry” collection of 2017by CBC Books. His sophomore book, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, is due out in the fall of 2019 with House of Anansi Press.
Presented in partnership with Scripps Presents and Pitzer College Indigenous Studies faculty.