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Table of Contents for
Indigenous Poetics in Canada, edited by Neal McLeod

Introduction | Neal McLeod

Poetics of Memory

1 Achimo | Duncan Mercredi

2 Interview with Armand Garnet Ruffo | Conducted by Neal McLeod

3 Edgework: Indigenous Poetics as Re-placement | Warren Cariou

4 Pauline Passed Here | Janet Marie Rogers

5 Writer-Reader Reciprocity and the Pursuit of Alliance through Indigenous Poetry | Sam McKegney

6 Remembering the Poetics of Ancient Sound kistêsinâw/wîsahkêcâhk’s maskihkiy (Elder Brother’s Medicine) | Tasha Beeds

7 On Reading Basso | David Newhouse

8 The Pemmican Eaters | Marilyn Dumont

9 Cree Poetic Discourse | Neal McLeod

Poetics of Place

10 “Bubbling Like a Beating Heart”: Reflections on Nishnaabeg Poetic and Narrative Consciousness | Leanne Simpson

11 Getting (Back) to Poetry: A Memoir | Daniel David Moses

12 Kwadây Kwańdur-Our Shagóon | Alyce Johnson

13 “Pimuteuat/ Ils marchent/ They Walk”: A Few Observations on Indigenous Poetry and Poetics in French | Michèle Lacombe

14 Iskigamizigan (The Sugarbush): A Poetics of Decolonization | Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

15 The Power of Dirty Waters: Indigenous Poetics | Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

16 A Poetics of Place and Apocalypse: Conflict and Contradiction in Poetry of the Red River Resistance and the Northwest Resistance | Jesse Rae Archibald-Barber

17 My Poem Is an Indian Woman | Rosanna Deerchild

Poetics of Performance

18 Interview with Marvin Francis | Conducted by Rosanna Deerchild and Shayla Elizabeth

19 Blood Moves with Us—Story Poetry Lives Inside | Janet Rogers

20 Revitalizing Indigenous Swagger: Poetics from a Plains Cree Perspective | Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight

21 A Conversation of Influence, Tradition, and Indigenous Poetics: An Interview with Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm | Conducted by Rhiannon Johnson

22 The “Nerve of Cree,” the Pulse of Africa: Sound Identities in Cree, Cree-Métis, and Dub Poetries in Canada | Susan Gingell

23 Poetics of Renewal: Indigenous Poetics–Message or Medium? | Lillian Allen

Poetics of Medicine

24 Indigenous Poetry and the Oral | Lee Maracle

25 Poems as Healing Bundles | Gregory Scofield

26 Small Birds/Songs Out of Silence | Joanne Arnott

27 Stretching through Our Watery Sleep: Feminine Narrative Retrieval of cihcipistikwân in Louise Halfe’s The Crooked Good | Lesley Belleau

28 “Learning to Listen to a Quiet Way of Telling”: A Study of Cree Counselling Discourse Patterns in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed | Gail MacKay

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