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Leanne Simpson – Poetry


Listen to Leanne Read Spacing

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Broken Berries

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Mom says don’t eat ketchup in front of white people

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Leanne Simpson headshotLeanne Simpson is a writer of Mississauga Nishnaabeg ancestry. She is the editor of Lightning the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Protection and Resurgence of Indigenous Nations (Arbeiter Ring) and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades (with Kiera Ladner, Arbeiter Ring). She is the author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence (Arbeiter Ring) and The Gift Is in the Making, a re-telling of traditional stories, forthcoming Spring 2013 (Debwe Series, Highwater Press). Her first collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love is forthcoming from Arbeiter Ring Fall 2013.

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One comment on “Leanne Simpson – Poetry

  1. Jonina Kirton
    February 6, 2013

    Leanne I really enjoyed your pieces. As a Metis woman I can really relate to them. Thank you!

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