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This wound is a world : poems

Author: Billy-Ray Belcourt
Publisher: Calgary, Alberta : Frontenac House Poetry, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to 'cut a hole in the sky to world inside.' Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like theirs without giving up on the future. His poems and essays upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where 'everyone is at least a little gay.'"--
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Genre/Form: Gay poetry
Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Belcourt, Billy-Ray.
This wound is a world.
(CaOONL)20179043757
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy-Ray Belcourt
ISBN: 9781927823644 1927823641 9781927823767 1927823765
OCLC Number: 992558862
Description: 63 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Cree word for a body like mine is weesageechak --
Love and heartbreak are fuck buddies --
Gay incantations --
Notes from a public washroom --
There is a dirt road in me --
Wihtikowak means "men who can't survive love" --
The rez sisters II --
Six theses on why Native people die --
Sacred --
A history of the present --
We were never meant to break like this --
I am hoping to help this city heal from its trauma --
Heartbeark is a white kid --
If I have a body, let it be a book of sad poems --
Grief after grief and grief after grief --
The creator is trans --
The back alley of the world --
Native too --
Colonialism: a love story --
God's river --
Love and other experiments --
Towards a theory of decolonization --
Okcupid --
An elegy for flesh --
Everyone is lonely --
There is no beautiful left --
Boyfriend poems --
God must be an Indian --
Sexual history --
Time contra time --
Something like love --
Ode to northern Alberta --
The Oxford journal --
If our bodies could rust, we would be falling apart --
The rubble of heartbreak --
Wapekea --
Love is a moontime teaching.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Billy-Ray Belcourt.

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"Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to 'cut a hole in the sky to world inside.' Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like theirs without giving up on the future. His poems and essays upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where 'everyone is at least a little gay.'"--

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