Sunday, 15 January 2012

Métis Poets: Marilyn Dumont


 

Melissa Jo Belcourt Moses: seed beadwork

videos:

Uploaded by on Jan 7, 2012
Marilyn Dumont performs at the Words Aloud 8 Spoken Word Festival in Durham, Ontario, Canada, November 6, 2011. http://www.wordsaloud.ca/

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Marilyn Dumont on BCP/Racialicious

 

see interview with Marilyn

on racialicious

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Louis Riel et Marilyn Dumont:

poèmes à Sir John A. Macdonald

bilingual poetry featured on 

Zócalo Poets

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It's a snow day today, rare thing for this little island in the mouth of the Stó:lō aka Fraser River. 

I first met Marilyn in the form of a photograph and poetry in an anthology, Miscegenation Blues, and I loved her right away! Not long after, we both attended a course at UBC, nonfiction writing with Andreas Schroeder. She was a full-time student, and I was a part-timer, mother of three (including a newborn poet, Theo), juggling. Since then we have shared stages and visits in many different towns and venues, & it is always a pleasure: 

The range and beauty of her work continues to please, soothe, and amaze me.

sources:

Image of Melissa Jo Belcourt Moses demonstrating Métis beadworking at the Royal Albert Museum, here she replicates a firebag, more: http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/human/ethno/collects/connections.html

 Videos posted on youtube by /festival hosts, poem posted on Racialicious by Black Coffee Poet Jorge Antonio Vallejos

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