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Poet Billy-Ray Belcourt on feeling more 'empowered' to write a year after his Griffin Poetry Prize win

Griffin Poetry Prize winner Billy-Ray Belcourt returns to the q studio to discuss his highly anticipated follow up, NDN Coping Mechanisms.
Billy-Ray Belcourt latest poetry collection is called NDN Coping Mechanisms. (Tenille Campbell)
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Last year, Billy-Ray Belcourt's life changed when he was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of Canada's most prestigious literary awards. He won for his collection This Wound is a World. Now he's released his highly anticipated follow up, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field.

He joins q's Tom Power live in studio to read from his new collection and discuss how vulnerability has changed his life. 

Billy-Ray Belcourt with host Tom Power in the q studio in Toronto. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)

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