Indigenous Spirituality in Poetry
In this presentation, Louise Bernice Halfe (Sky Dancer) will read a selection of her work and discuss the ways in which spirituality operates in her own writing as well as how it manifests in Indigenous poetry more generally.
Halfe’s first published poetry appeared in Writing the Circle: Women of Western Canada. She has since published four collections: Bear Bones & Feathers (1994, winner of the Canadian People’s Poet Award and finalist for the Spirit of Saskatchewan Award), Blue Marrow (1998, finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Pat Lowther Award, and Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award), The Crooked Good (2007) and her most recent collection Burning in this Midnight Dream (2016, winner of three Saskatchewan Book Awards and the League of Canadian Poets Raymond Souster Award).
In September 2020, she received the 2020 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence.
This event is part of the Spirituality as Land, Story and Relation series presented by the Department of Theological Studies with the support of the Faculty of Arts and Science. Visit the series page to view the full line-up of speakers for Fall 2020.