LCP Chapbook Series: I am what becomes of broken branch
A Collection of Voices by Indigenous Poets in Canada
Featuring poetry by: Michelle Brown, Kirk Bueckert, Carol Casey, Colleen Charlette, and Cooper Skjeie
Edited by Rita Bouvier and lovingly hand-sewn by Nic Brewer. For this chapbook, the League of Canadian Poets (LCP) partnered with the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI) to showcase the voices, community, and poetic writing of Indigenous writers in Saskatchewan, and of poets across Canada. Publication in this chapbook was open to members of the LCP and SAWCI. The publication of this chapbook has been generously supported by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health.
This chapbook has been made available as an online version, free of charge, however if you enjoy this chapbook please consider ordering a physical copy, of which all proceeds will go to the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI)
100% of proceeds from print sales of this chapbook will be donated to the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc.
From Rita Bouvier’s introduction:
It is often stated that the voice of an individual is as unique and distinct as a fingerprint. In poetry it is described as “that unmistakeable something” – a unique presence and way of saying things on the page or the stage for the spoken word artists. It holds true in this poetry chapbook series dedicated to Indigenous poets. Each poet’s work was unmistakable—subject matter, word choices, images created for the reader, imagination at work and a sense of consciousness of life around them.
I hope you enjoy the poetry as I did; sit with the poets a while and enter into the places they take you in their imaginations and yours.
Pre-orders for this chapbook will be available starting May 22, 2020!
Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc. (SAWCI) is an incorporated non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting Métis, First Nations, and Inuit writers of all genres through service, workshops, readings, and events. One of the key initiatives of SAWCI is the Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival.
Committed to an holistic framework of Indigenous arts (visual, literary, and performing), the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc. objectives include: To nurture First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers and storytellers of all genres; to connect Indigenous story-iors to supportive resources through community partnerships; and to promote and showcase Indigenous story and art.