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