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Before the Usual Time: A Collection of Indigenous Stories and Poems.

Before the Usual Time: A Collection of Indigenous Stories and Poems.


ISBN: 978-1988989150

Release Date: April 20 2020

A collection of words and imagery from diverse voices grounded in the land that explore community in relation to time. Filmmaker/writer, Darlene Naponse, curates a gathering of expression about time that has passed, time that is now and time that comes.

Before the Usual Time features contributions by:

Sherwin Bitsui                        David Groulx                       Craig Santos Perez

Chuquai Billy                           Sy Hoahwah                        Emma Petahtegoose

Emily Clarke                           Leanna Marshall                   Dennis Saddleman

Craig Commanda                   Darlene Napons                   Ardelle Sagutcheway

Jessie Fiddler                         Joan Naviyuk Kane              Cathy Smith

Lori Flinders                           Ajuawak Kapashesit                         


About the Editor

Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, Northern Ontario, where she was born and raised. She is a writer, independent film director, video artist, and community activist. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe. Several of her short stories have been published in the Yellow Medicine Review, Along the 46th Anthology, and The Malahat Review. She is currently working on a book of short stories. She works from her studio on the Rez (Atikameksheng Anishnawbek).

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