The World is a Wound by Billy-Ray Belcourt
The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man...
Presented here with several additional poems, this prize-winning collection pursues fresh directions for queer and decolonial theory as it opens uncharted paths for Indigenous poetry in North America. It is theory that sings, poetry that marshals experience in the service of a larger critique of the coloniality of the present and the tyranny of sexual and racial norms.
'This Wound Is a World is a decolonial wildfire from which the acclaimed writer Billy-Ray Belcourt builds a new world and it’s the brilliant, radiant, fucked up Indigenous world I want to live in. His book redefines poetics as a refusal of colonial erasure, a radical celebration of Indigenous life and our beautiful, intimate rebellion. This is a breathtaking masterpiece.' - Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of This Accident of Being Lost
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 1 October 2019