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215

215 is a poetry collection by Duncan Mercredi.

Duncan Mercredi

215 is a new book from Winnipeg Poet Laureate Duncan Mercredi. It consists of 40 poems written in response to the news of unmarked graves at Indian Residential School sites across the country during the summer of 2021.

The work is rooted in a dark chapter of history, and Mercredi does not mince words. Reflecting on the residential school experience – of the survivors, of those who never went home, and of the families and communities affected, he traces a line between the injustices of the past and the ills of the present. Amid this heaviness are moments of hope and joy, yet with the realization that these can only be realized when we acknowledge the harms of both yesterday and today. (From Winnipeg Free Press)

Interviews with Duncan Mercredi

Duncan Mercredi talks to Shelagh Rogers about his poetry collection, 215.

Duncan Mercredi reads bury them bones

5 months ago
Duration 1:50
Cree and Métis poet Duncan Mercredi reads his poem

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