poetry & sound experimentation

mino gizheb kina wiya! good morning everyone! for the last few days, i’ve been reminiscing about this poet, bill bissett, who came into a class that i was in at university of victoria. for those of you who don’t know of him, he’s kinda of a legend in the sound poetry scene. he does chanting…

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aanii wiigwaaso-mitig / hello birch bark tree – updated

noongom / today     mino giizhgad / it’s a good day   zoogpo gwaajing / it’s snowing outside aanii kina wiya / hello everyone, miigwech / thank you for all the new likes and subscribers! i’ve also enjoyed following some new wordpress bloggers and reading the diversity of voices. miigwech! gonna give a shout…

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anishnaabemowin resource apps

ziisbaakdooke giizis / sugaring moon / march ziisbaakdooke refers to the making of maple syrup & harvest time niizh giizhgad /day two aanii kina wiya / hello everyone, one of my teachers, jean akiwenzie from neyaashiinigmiin (cape croker first nation community) said, to the anishnaabemowin class that i was in, anishnaabeg always shared knowledge. she…

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shkaakaamikwe gnaajwang, na?

ziisbaakdoke giizis – bezhig giizhgad sugaring moon (march) – day one zhaagaanoshmowin / english language mother earth is beautiful? i went for a walk today i went to the store it’s raining, it’s raining it’s raining outside today, the snow is melting what made this mess? sugaring moon (march) is it spring? let’s clean the…

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the stars fall – edited version

Is a poem ever done? Do you go back and re-read it and think, “hey, let’s give this another shot.” I have a few poetry mentors who always say, “Rewrite, edit, repeat. Read it out loud. How about word choice? Do you have the right words?” I remember writing this poem last year and was…

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break out the crayons at the trc

Reflections It was the Planting Moon, Gitige Giizis, and the seeds of reconciliation were being planted in the minds and hearts of many. It was as if a giant was nearing its death but like all death comes rebirth. It’s the grieving and the healing that needs to be embraced to get to that place…

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