I Am A Body of Land

Book*hug PressSKU: 9781771664776

Author:
Shannon Webb-Campbell
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Nation:
Miꞌkmaq
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
76
Publisher:
Book*hug Press
Copyright Data:
2019

Price:
Sale price$18.00

Description

Edited, and with an Introduction, by Lee Maracle.

If poetry is a place to question, I Am a Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell, who is descended from Miꞌkmaq people from the Qalipu First Nation in Newfoundland, is an attempt to explore a relationship to poetic responsibility and accountability, and frame poetry as a form of re-visioning.

Here Webb-Campbell revisits the text of her earlier work Who Took My Sister? to examine her self, her place and her own poetic strategies. These poems are efforts to decolonize, unlearn, and undoo harm.

Reconsidering individual poems and letters, Webb-Campbell’s confessional writing circles back, and challenges what it means to ask questions of her own settler-Indigenous identity, belonging, and attempts to cry out for community, and call in with love.

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