Jules Arita Koostachin is a filmmaker, scholar, storyteller, and most recently, a poet. Her collection of poetry, Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths, will be released this summer by Kegedonce Press.
Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths delves into the life and the healing of an lnnininew woman from the ancestral lands of the Moshkekowok, now called Northern Ontario. It is through the process of writing broken poetry—visual poetry rooted in the haunting memories of her childhood—that she provides the reader a glimpse into the mind of a child survivor who was saved by her ancestors. This thought-provoking poetry sheds light on a personal account of how she comes to terms with intergenerational trauma inflicted by the residential school system.
Unearthing Secrets, Gathering Truths is her first book of poetry, and was a twenty year journey.
Welcome, Jules, to the Kegedonce family!