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Arielle Twist--Book Launch

Thursday Mar 21 2019 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove

Join Arielle Twist for the Saskatoon launch of Disintegrate/Dissociate (Arsenal Pulp Press) with guest readers Tenille K. Campbell (#IndianLovePoems) and Erica Violet Lee.

In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful poems, she explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity. Weaving together a past made murky by uncertainty and a present which exists in multitudes, Twist poetically navigates through what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman, discovering the possibilities of a hopeful future and a transcendent, beautiful path to regaining softness.

Arielle Twist is a writer and sex educator originally from George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan and now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. S. She is a Cree, Two-Spirit, trans femme supernova writing to reclaim and harness ancestral magic and memories. Disintegrate/Dissociate is her first poetry book.

Tenille K. Campbell is a Dene/Métis artist from English River First Nation, SK. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC and is currently working on a doctoral degree in Indigenous Literature at the University of Saskatchewan. Her debut poetry collection, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions) is a celebratory, slyly funny, and bluntly honest take on the erotic side of contemporary Indigenous life. She currently resides in Saskatoon, SK.

Erica Violet Lee is a Nēhiyaw from inner-city Saskatoon, currently a lecturer with the Department of Indigenous Studies. Erica is a writer and organizer with Idle No More and Indigenous Climate Action, has a BA in political theory from the University of Saskatchewan, and is now pursuing her master’s degree in the department of Social Justice Education at OISE, University of Toronto. Erica writes about academia, love, and the universe as a young Indigenous femme on her blog, moontimewarrior.com, and tweets at @EricaVioletLee. She identifies as Two-Spirited, Queer, mentally ill, and a video game nerd.

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Disintegrate/Dissociate

- by Arielle Twist

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In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful poems, she explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity. Weaving together a past made murky by uncertainty and a present which exists in multitudes, Arielle Twist poetically navigates through what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman, discovering the possibilities of a hopeful future and a transcendent, beautiful path to regaining softness.

#IndianLovePoems

- by Tenille K. Campbell

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Covering Indigenous adventures from Wahpole Island to Northern Saskatchewan to the coast of Vancouver, #IndianLovePoems is a poetry collection that delves into the humour and truths of love and lust within Indigenous communities. Sharing stories in search of The One, or even better, that One-Night-Stand, or the opening of boundaries -- can we say medicine wheel -- this collection fearlessly sheds light on the sharing and honesty that comes with discussions of men, women, sex, and relationships, using humour to chat about the complexities of race, culture and intent within relationships. From discovering your own John Smith to sharing sushi in bed, #IndianLovePoems will make you smile, shake your head, and remember your own stories about that special someone.