23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023
Portrait Billy-Ray Belcourt
© Tenille Campbell

Billy-Ray Belcourt

is a poet, scholar, and author who is a member of the indigenous Driftpile Cree Nation. Currently, Belcourt is an assistant professor of Indigenous creative writing at the University of British Columbia. His work explores the themes of decolonization, grief, intimacy, and queer sexuality. His poetry anthology, »This Wound Is a World«, won Canada’s Griffin Poetry Prize in 2018, and his essay collection, »A History of My Brief Body«, was Best Book of 2020 at »Kirkus Reviews«.


This Wound Is a World

Frontenac House

Calgary, 2017


NDN Coping Mechanisms

Notes from the Field

House of Anansi Press

Toronto, 2019


A History of My Brief Body

Two Dollar Radio

Columbus, 2020