Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He lives in Vancouver, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. His books are THIS WOUND IS A WORLD (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), NDN COPING MECHANISMS (House of Anansi, 2019), and A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY (Two Dollar Radio, 2020).


Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Great Canadian Novel

As if a country was not an ever-tightening feeling in my chest. As if poetry was not an ever-tightening.