UBC Reads Sustainability with Dallas Hunt

Join UBC Sustainability for a reading by Dallas Hunt from CREELAND, a collection of poetry concerned with connections to home and language, even from great distances, and the power of these connections as part of a process of creating, living, and flourishing.

“The poems in this collection are preoccupied with the role of Indigenous aesthetics in the creation and nurturing of complex Indigenous lifeworlds. They aim to honour the encounters that everyday Cree economies enable, and the words that try—and ultimately fail—to articulate them.”

Live webinar with Q&A
Thursday, November 18, 4-5:30pm

Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty Eight territory in northern Alberta. He has had creative works published in Contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire, PRISM international and Arc Poetry. His first children’s book, Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock, was published through Highwater Press in 2018. His new book, CREELAND, is out through Nightwood Editions. Hunt is an assistant professor of Indigenous literatures at the University of British Columbia.

Reading followed by moderated discussion and audience Q&A. Presented in partnership with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.