gishkadin giizis / freezing moon / november

Yesterday, I took a walk along the Ottawa River / gchi ziibiing and took these photos. It’s been below freezing the last few days and it’s been showing itself physically on the land. It has also been raining so the mud puddles are frozen and so is the ground under the fallen leaves. I guess that’s…

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ndi gindaaso ‘gaawiin mawisiiwag anishnaabeg’ noongom / I’m reading, ‘Indians Don’t Cry’ today

ndi gindaaso – a haiku poem ndi gindaaso dbaajmowin, gishpin eta nsitamwaad *** i’m reading – a haiku poem i’m reading stories, if only i understand what it is i have a great appreciation for stories, legends, and historical accounts that have been translated from anishnaabemowin to english. at times, i find it difficult because…

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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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maamiikwendang – be interested, be appreciative

zhaagnaashag maamiikwendang the canadian people are interested, are appreciative on saturday, i was invited by a local artist, chris turnbull to come read some poetry. ngii zhaa kemptville for freedom to read event at the north grenville library with ndaanis, grace. it was a small group of people. i shared some poetry from wild rice dreams…

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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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