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2018 Robert Kroetsch/ Edmonton Book Prize

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The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Arts Council, and Audreys Books are pleased to announce the shortlist works for the 2018 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize.
This Wound is a World

This Wound is a World

edition:Paperback
tagged : lgbt

This Wound is a World slip-slides between poetry and essay to get at the shaky tempos of Indigenous life in a world bent on destroying it. It zeroes in on the world-shaking force of sex and love – when ‘we disappear into each other’ – to figure out how we are able to shoulder sadness like ours and still get through the day. Queer in form and content, This Wound is a World slows down the turbulent colonial present to scavenge for something of an exit route.

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Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

I woke up with Moses Henry’s boot holding open my jaw and my right eye was looking into his gun barrel. I heard the slow words, “Take. It. Back.” I know one thing about Moses Henry; he means business when he means business. I took it back and for the last eight months I have not uttered Annie Mukluk’s name.

In strolls Annie Mukluk in all her mukiness glory. Tonight she has gone traditional. Her long black hair is wrapped in intu’dlit braids. Only my mom still does that. She’s got mukl …

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Believing is not the same as Being Saved

Believing is not the same as Being Saved

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Lisa Martin’s new poetry collection seeks the kind of lyric truth that lives in paradox, in the dwelling together of seeming opposites such as life and death, love and loss, faith and doubt, joy and sorrow. Here readers will find a range of moods, tones, and subjects, as well as both traditional and contemporary forms—from sonnets to prose poems. This is a collection imbued with the light of an enduring, if troubled, faith. With its focus on spirit, ethics, and how to live well, Believing is …

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