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READER ´ DOC NDN Coping Mechanisms ☆ BILLY-RAY BELCOURT ☆ In the follow up to his Griffin Poetry Prize–winning collection This Wound is a World Billy Ray Belcourt writes using the modes of accusation and interrogation He aims an anthropological eye at the realities of everyday life to show how they house the viIeth century In a genre bending constellation of poetry photography redaction and poetics Belcourt ultimately argues that if signifiers of Indigenous suffering are everywhere so too is evidence of Indigenous peoples’ rogue possibility their utopian driveIn NDN Coping Mechanisms Notes from the Field the poet t “When I die it will still be autumn in my body I trust he will dust my shadow off so as to watch it tangle in dusk’s wild mane” NDN Homo Sonnet 38“A poem in which a museum is crowded by a murmuration of cops acuitted of murder; they march as one into a history of extinction” Hypothoses 68“I want a world where there are no ghosts in the machine of relationality Intimacy will not be a trap door A trap door will not be a refuge A refuge will not be whatever dulls the feeling of aliveness Aliveness will not be hope against all odds” Red Utopia 74“In a bed someone who is loved is found dead from cancer or heart disease or mercury poisoning which are history by other names” Notes from the Field 81“All this talk of poetry brings us closer to language but what if it’s already left? Found a gentler species? Warmer mouths?” Fragments Ending with a Reuiem 84 “What is a ghost to a ghost but photocopied pity?” I believe I exist 85Vastly superior to the first collection and the theory prose poems in the tail end are literally perfect Incredible read So much to return to and think about Order this to your local libraries Give this to folks at Christmas It’s one of the best things I’ve read all year

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Akes on the political demands of ueerness mainstream portrayals of Indigenous life love and its discontents and the limits and uses of poetry as a vehicle for Indigenous liberation In the process Belcourt once again demonstrates his extraordinary craft guile and audacity and the sheer dexterity of his imaginati BRB’s books are a heartbreaking experience but also cathartic The poetic euivalent of a deep tissue massage or feeling an old ache in your bones from when they were previously broken but now healed over

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NDN Coping MechanismsIn the follow up to his Griffin Poetry Prize–winning collection This Wound is a World Billy Ray Belcourt writes using the modes of accusation and interrogation He aims an anthropological eye at the realities of everyday life to show how they house the violence that continues to reverberate from the long twent Not to be dramatic but this book made me burst into tears It was the poem 'At The Mercy Of The Sky' page 22 and I suddenly found myself covering my face with the book and just crying If I could uninvent the words 'priest' and 'prayer' then the dead could come back from the dead for at least a chance at revenge Revenge is decolonial than justiceI am the type of person who loves the idea of poetry but has a hard time connecting to much of the poetry I'm aware of It takes a lot for me to really click with this type of literature but when I do it's a really special feeling for me NDN Coping Mechanisms is one of those collections where right from the get go I absolutely fell in love with it I knew I wanted to give this book a try even if it doesn't make the Canada Reads shortlist this year so I decided to read it prior to the shortlist announcement and I'm really glad I did This is a book that has been getting a ton of praise and award recognition ever since it was first released Sometimes that means a whole lot of overhype But truly the hype surrounding this book and its incredible author is so so deservingThere is so much within this collection that resonated with me awed me touched me I was so enthralled with the way that Billy Ray Belcourt conveyed his thoughts that I was constantly taking moments to collect myself or re read certain lines that really stood out to me There is so much within this collection that I could gush about from what I'm thinking is probably my favourite piece 'At The Mercy Of The Sky' to the clever redactions of Treaty 8 A reaper given all the encouragement to continue hunting on behalf of the law but I'd never be able to express my feelings well enough to do it justice So I'll just say that Billy Ray's writing is so well realized it was again enough to bring me to tears Certainly I liked some pieces than others but every piece was a little gift to readNever would I have suspected I'd want a book of poetry to make it onto Canada Reads but if this is shortlisted for 2020 I will be super thrilled Remember one person's unlivable life is another's plagiarized guilt