Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
9:00pm

Poetry Cabaret

with Katherena Vermette and Billy-Ray Belcourt
Hosted by Tracey Lindberg

Poetry Cabaret

with Katherena Vermette and Billy-Ray Belcourt
Hosted by Tracey Lindberg
24
Thursday
Oct
2019
9:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Katherena Vermette - Photo by Lisa Delorme Meiler
Tracey Lindberg, award-winning writer, scholar, lawyer and activist, hosts an evening of live poetry and conversation with Governor General’s Award–winning poet and novelist Katherena Vermette and Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt.
 
The evening will include a special performance of Billy-Ray Belcourt's poem "Love is a Moontime Teaching" by Phoenix Sandrock on behalf of Poetry In Voice.
 
Katherena Vermette’s second work of poetry, river woman, examines and celebrates love as postcolonial action. Here, love is defined as a force of reclamation and repair in times of trauma, and trauma is understood to exist within all times. Like the river they speak to, these poems return again and again to the same source in search of new ways to reconstruct what has been lost. 
 
In the follow-up to his Prize-winning collection, This Wound Is a World, Billy-Ray Belcourt aims more of an anthropological eye at the contours of NDN and queer social worlds to spot much that is left unsaid when we look only to the mainstream media. In NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field , he employs poetry, poetics, prose, and textual art to illuminate the rogue possibilities bubbling up everywhere NDNs are.
 
Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. 

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