A Moon Made of Copper is a collection of non-fiction poems that look at the continual maturing and growth of a human being. The poems were written while touring across Canada, and they capture Bose's experiences meeting people, wandering different cities, and getting into adventures and mis-adventures. A poetic journey through pain and loss, and ultimately towards healing.
About the author
Chris Bose is a writer, multi-disciplinary artist, musician, curator and filmmaker.He is a founding member of the Arbour Collective, an Aboriginal arts collective based in Kamloops, with a national membership. He is also a workshop facilitator of community arts events, digital storytelling, art workshops with people of all ages and backgrounds. Bose performs curatorial work for First Nations art shows and projects, and research and writing for periodicals across Canada. He is also involved with project management and coordination, mixed-media productions, film, audio and video recording and editing, and is a music festival producer. Chris Bose is of the N’laka’pamux/Secwepemc Nation in BC, and currently spends his time in Kamloops, BC.
Excerpt: Moon Made of Copper, A (by (author) Chris Bose)
I am a moon made of copper:Made of glassI will know your dreamsI will eat your memoriesI will devour your loveI will tear down the nightdrive down your roadspast your homesyour sleeping familiesyour tender dreamsI will skin them like a catPut your chair against the doorthe butcher knife on the counterthe pills by the waterI will wring you drylike a wet ragI am a moon made of coppermade of glassmade of warcrushing stones in my mouthI will burn down your citiesI will love my womanI will pay my lawyerI will think about the small roomsbefore the parasitesbefore I made you these promisesbefore I took it all back from you