north star – november 3rd – kingston, on

aaniin kina wiya! hello everyone!  Last year, three of my poems were transformed into choral music by Mark Sirett. Next week, there will be a concert in Kingston, Ontario. If you’re in the area, swing by as it will be an incredible audible experience. When I heard the choirs last year in London, Ontario during…

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choral music anyone?

Last year, I had three of my poems commissioned by Western University’s Gloria Gassi as part of the Canadian 150 celebration. This arrangement by Mark Sirett went on to win an award, Outstanding Choral Composition award at the Choral Canada 2018 National Choral Awards. So that’s pretty cool! Here’s the recording of the choral arrangement…

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learning new (old) techniques

Last year, I travelled with my family to a nishnaabemowin language camp on the Grand Traverse Odawa & Ojibway community located near Peshawbetown, Michigan. If you’ve ever traveled along the Trans-Canada Highway, you’ll remember how majestic this land truly is. If you travel across the border from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario into Michigan the beauty…

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share: poetry recordings on soundcloud

Good morning lovers of literature, art, music, and creativity! I’ve been uploading a few tracks to my wild rice dreams soundcloud page, which I’m sharing here for the first time. Last year, I had three of my poems set to sheet music by award-winning Canadian Composer, Mark Sirett for a choral performance in October at Western University.…

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poetry: tools, inspiration, and moving forward

Good morning fellow WordPressers and lovers of poetry, words, stories, and images! I heard some Crows this morning singing away in their guttural, scratchy voices. Mixed in was this one Raven who offers a deep, resonating bass that leads them away to the schoolyard across the road perhaps scrutinizing the ground below for morsels of…

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new constellations tour – ottawa – december 9th

The New Constellations tour kicked off yesterday, November 23rd, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It will be landing in Canadian cities and in Indigenous communities across Canada. It will feature both Canadian and Indigenous musicians and poets performing together on-stage. And some of the lucky locations will have the opportunity to attend community workshops and mentorships with…

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