Billy-Ray Belcourt 

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation in northwest Alberta. He lives in Vancouver, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. His books are THIS WOUND IS A WORLD, winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize, NDN COPING MECHANISMS, longlisted for Canada Reads 2020, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY, a finalist for the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award, and the forthcoming A MINOR CHORUS.