Winner of the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English!

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“In his debut poetry collection you are enough: love poems for the end of the world, Smokii Sumac has curated a selection of works from two years of a near daily poetry practice. What began as a sort of daily online poetry journal using the hashtag #haikuaday, has since transformed into a brilliant collection of storytelling drawing upon Indigenous literary practice, and inspired by works like Billy Ray Belcourt’s This Wound is a World, and Tenille Campbell’s #IndianLovePoems.

With sections dealing with recovery from addiction and depression, coming home through ceremony, and of course, as the title suggests, on falling in and out of love, Sumac brings the reader through two years of life as a Ktunaxa Two-Spirit person. In this moving collection, Sumac addresses the grief of being an Indigenous person in Canada, shares timely (and sometimes hilarious) musings on consent, sex, and gender, introduces readers to people and places he has loved and learned from, and through it all, helps us all come to know that we are enough, just as we are.

Winner of the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award in Published Poetry in English and short-listed for the 2020 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.”

About the Author

Smokii Sumac

Smokii Sumac is a proud member of the Ktunaxa nation. He is a PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University where his research centres on "coming home" stories from a Ktunaxa adoptee and two-spirit perspective. Smokii’s work has been published in Write Magazine, and under his former name (he is a man of many names) in Canadian Literature, Aanikoobijigan//Waawaashkeshi>/i> and on coffee sleeves as one of the winners of Peterborough's e-city lit’s artsweek contest in 2014. In 2020 he was short-listed for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBTQ writers. He is on the faculty at the College of the Rockies and currently resides in Kimberley, British Columbia. [Author photo: Sweetmoon Photography]

you are enough: love poems for the end of the world

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this one is simply for all of our love, which can never be wrong

Published December 2018.

Weight 185 g
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 0.5 cm


ISBN-13 9781928120162

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