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I Will Be Corrupted

I Will Be Corrupted is a book by Joseph A. Dandurand.

Joseph A. Dandurand

A tale of a Kwantlen man who has been given the gift of healing but also is a heroin addict living on the eastside, what drove the author to write this book of poems was how the voice of the Healer came to him and it was with ease that each poem showed itself. It was if he were right there either talking to a Sasquatch or crawling down an alley on the eastside of Vancouver. It almost has a film quality to it as if each poem is a scene from an epic tale. This is a book of hope, loss, and hopefully a sense of redemption for all the poor souls who find themselves on the street and lost from where they truly come from. (From Guernica Editions)

Joseph A. Dandurand is a poet from the Kwantlen First Nation. His other collections include The Rumour and SH:LAM (The Doctor). He was the Vancouver Public Library's 2019 Indigenous storyteller in residence

Interviews with Joseph A. Dandurand

The poet and playwright Joseph A Dandurand, on his poetry collection SH:LAM, which is based in part on traditional stories of the Kwantlen First Nation. 2:33

Other books by Joseph A. Dandurand

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