LIVE poetry reading with Shannon Webb-Campbell
Join Shannon Webb-Campbell LIVE on Instagram @we.are.visitors from 12 pm (Atlantic) on Thursday, April 30th for a #nationalpoetrymonth reading. This will be a chance to spend around fifteen minutes listening to a selection of poems chosen by the author from her latest book, I Am a Body of Land.
I Am a Body of Land
Finalist for the 2019 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry.
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 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 undo 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.