An Explosion of Feathers
This poetry collection is a unique take on an urban, contemporary Métis life. The poems have a narrative element that connects back to land, place, and the traditional and modern territories that a family finds themselves living on. Based on oral storytelling traditions, many of the poems focus on what creates a personal connection to an urban environment that not long ago was still under Indigenous governance systems. This book explores relationality, history, disenfranchisement, cultural resurgence, and through humour, leaves the reader thinking about their own place within Indigenous territories. (From BookLand Press)
An Explosion of Feathers is available in September 2021.
Conor Kerr is an educator, writer and harvester. He is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and a descendent from the Lac Ste. Anne & Fort Des Prairies Métis communities and the Papaschase Cree Nation. Kerr received The Fiddlehead's Ralph Gustafson Poetry award in 2019.