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.

Title:NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the FieldFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 3, 2019Publisher:House of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487005784

ISBN - 13:9781487005788

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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