Yes, Erotica is Indigenous!

What is Indigenous erotica? It’s about the loving, sexual, ‘dirty,’ outrageous, and ribald intimacies of humanity and sexuality that we all crave. It shows us as we are: people who love each other, who fall in love and out of love, who have lovers, who make love, have sex, break hearts, get our own hearts broken, who have beautiful bodies. It’s about all of the crazy, poignant, obscene, absurd things we do just to taste, touch, enjoy, and enter another.

Without Reservation. Go ahead, sneak a peek…

An international collection of stories and poetry by: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Maria Campbell, Chrystos, Patricia Grace, Basil Johnston, Randy Lundy, Daniel David Moses, Gregory Scofield, Richard Van Camp… and many more!

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Excerpts from Without Reservation:

“…my whole abundant self
curling fingers in his hair
while he nudges and strokes
the earth of me weightless…”
—”Ochim – His Kiss” by Gregory Scofield

“Or what is love? There is the love that you both know, where excited feelings make your skins tingle and the black centres of your eyes enlarge, as though you let each other into your selves through your eyes.”
—”Cousins (Excerpt)” by Patricia Grace

“I had thought to be immune to love, but which of us is ever that? My brother, a case in point. He was born dark-lashed and honey-skinned and all the little white nurses sighing for him before his first hour was up. He’s a man now, and walks down the street as all men, black or white, must do; it’s not his fault that hearts shatter as he passes. …”
—”let me tell you what I want” by Melissa Lucashenko

“if I ever needed you
the silver and rain
ever needed you
and once again i said
i needed you all through the nite
the earth and stars and earth start again
all through the nite if i ever said
i needed you all night long
and laid down my song and
i laid down my song for you…”
—”silver and rain” by Wayne Keon

About the Author

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm is a member of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, on the Saugeen Peninsula in Ontario. Kateri is an Assistant Professor, teaching Creative Writing, Indigenous Literatures and Oral Traditions in the English Department at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. She has taught creative writing and Indigenous literatures at the University of Manitoba, the Banff Centre’s Aboriginal Arts Program, and the En’owkin International School of Writing in partnership with the University of Victoria. Her publications encompass poetry, fiction, non-fiction, radio plays, television and film, libretti, graphic novels, and spoken word. Her teaching and creative work is firmly decolonial, a practice of cultural resurgence, affirmation and survivance. She is a recipient of a REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award for writing, her 2015 book of short stories, The Stone Collection, was a finalist for the Sarton Literary Book Awards, and her collaborative recording A Constellation of Bones was a nominee for a 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award. Kateri was the 2011-2012 Poet Laureate for Owen Sound and North Grey. She founded and coordinated the first Honouring Words: International Indigenous Authors Celebration Tour in 2003 and initiated and was a co-organizer for the first Indigenous Comics Symposium in 2021. She is the founder, publisher, and art director for Kegedonce Press. (Re)Generation: The Poetry of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, selected and edited by Dallas Hunt, will be released in August 2021. She is currently completing work on a new collection of poetry and a collection of humourous short stories.

Without Reservation


Yes, erotica is Indigenous! Published October 2003.

Weight 465 g
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 1.5 cm


ISBN-13 9780973139624

In stock


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