This Wound is a World

This Wound is a World is an invitation to "cut a hole in the sky to world inside."

Billy-Ray Belcourt

Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound is a World is an invitation to "cut a hole in the sky to world inside." Billy-Ray Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder sadness and pain like theirs without giving up on the future. His poems upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where "everyone is at least a little gay." (From Frontenac House)

Author Interviews

Billy-Ray Belcourt, Carly-Jane Stanton and Zia Saleh have all been awarded the most prestigious scholarship in the world. 12:58
Billy-Ray Belcourt is one of three University of Alberta students to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, and he's the first First Nations student to be awarded the prize. 6:34