Sunday, 15 January 2012

Métis Poets: Marilyn Dumont


Melissa Jo Belcourt Moses: seed beadwork


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


Marilyn Dumont on BCP/Racialicious


see interview with Marilyn

on racialicious


Louis Riel et Marilyn Dumont:

poèmes à Sir John A. Macdonald

bilingual poetry featured on 

Zócalo Poets



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.


Image of Melissa Jo Belcourt Moses demonstrating Métis beadworking at the Royal Albert Museum, here she replicates a firebag, more:

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

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