The launch of Resisting Canada: An Anthology of Poetry edited by Nyla Matuk. Featured readers are Lee Maracle, Shane Rhodes, Janet Rogers, Ingrid Ruthig and Derek Webster. Carmine Starnino, MC. An event of the Holiday Pop-up Book Fair. Free admission.
Resisting Canada addresses, among other things, Indigenous agency, cultural belonging, environmental anxieties, and racial privilege. These poems ask us to judge and resist a statecraft that refuses to acknowledge past and present wrongs. Think of Resisting Canada as a poetic letter to Canada’s politicians and leaders. The anthology includes poems by Jordan Abel, James Arthur, Marie Annharte Baker, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Wayde Compton, Beth Cuthand
Rosanna Deerchild, Marilyn Dumont, Marvin Francis, Louise Bernice Halfe-Sky Dancer, Jim Johnstone, El Jones, Christine Leclerc, Canisia Lubrin, Lee Maracle, Sachiko Murakami, Arleen Paré, Michael Prior, Janet Rogers, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Ingrid Ruthig,
Gregory A. Scofield, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Karen Solie,
Moez Surani, Derek Webster and Rita Wong.