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Cut to Fortress: Poems (Paperback)

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A stunning debut poetry collection confronting colonialism, relationships, grief and intergenerational wounds.

Cut to Fortress considers the possibility of decolonization through a personal lens, urging for a resistance that is tied using cord and old-growth tree roots; a resistance that tethers us all together in this contemporary existence.

With an upbringing in Surrey, fraught familial conflicts, the passing of his older brother and its influence on his world view, Bige slices through the forts built overtop occupied Turtle Island to examine their origin and his own. His journey climbs into the mountains while he reconnects with his Dene and Cree cultures like a gripping hand on jagged rock. His path draws into the concrete urban streets that Wetako-medicine lurks through, especially for his people. The labour of these travels brings him to the springs where healing passed-down traumas becomes possible by drawing water through vulnerability.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780889714168
ISBN-10: 0889714169
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English