NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field

September 3, 2019|
NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field by Billy-Ray Belcourt
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In the follow-up to his Griffin Poetry Prize-winning collection, This Wound is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt writes using the modes of accusation and interrogation. He aims an anthropological eye at the realities of everyday life to show how they house the violence that continues to reverberate from the long twentieth century. In a genre-bending constellation of poetry, photography, redaction, and poetics, Belcourt ultimately argues that if signifiers of Indigenous suffering are everywhere, so too is evidence of Indigenous peoples'' rogue possibility, their utopian drive.

In NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, the poet takes on the political demands of queerness, mainstream portrayals of Indigenous life, love and its discontents, and the limits and uses of poetry as a vehicle for Indigenous liberation. In the process, Belcourt once again demonstrates his extraordinary craft, guile, and audacity, and the sheer dexterity of his imagination.

BILLY-RAY BELCOURT (he/him) is a writer and academic from the Driftpile Cree Nation. His debut book of poems, This Wound is a World, won the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize and the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize, and was named the Most Significant Book of Poetry in English by an Emerging Indigenous Writer at the 2018 Indige...
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Title:NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the FieldFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.3 inPublished:September 3, 2019Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487005776

ISBN - 13:9781487005771

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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