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Author Benaway, Gwen, 1987- author.

Title Holy wild / Gwen Benaway
Edition First edition
Published [Toronto Ontario] : Book*hug, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Intro; Copyright; Epigraph; Preface: Kwewag Love Themelves Despite All Odds; Dedication; Author's Note; Akii; Girls Like Me; White Passing; Curiosities; Transition; Boys; Endings; Root; Burrs; Boys; Dysphoria; Heterosexuality; Holy Wild; Boys; Reverberation; Pretty; Phoenix; Forgiveness; Olympia, Washington; Fuck Your Fear; A Love Letter for Trans Girls; NDN Transsexual; Niibii; Tonight; Acknowledgements; About the Author; Colophon
Summary "In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans woman in expansive lyric poems. She holds up the Indigenous trans body as a site of struggle, liberation, and beauty. A confessional poet, Benaway narrates her sexual and romantic intimacies with partners as well as her work to navigate the daily burden of transphobia and violence. She examines the intersections of Indigenous and trans experience through autobiographical poems and continues to speak to the legacy of abuse, violence, and colonial erasure that defines Canada. Her sparse lines, interwoven with English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe), illustrate the wonder and power of Indigenous trans womanhood in motion. Holy Wild is not an easy book, as Benaway refuses to give any simple answers, but it is a profoundly vibrant and beautiful work filled with a transcendent grace."-- Provided by publisher
Analysis Canada
Indigenous peoples
Transgender people
Notes Place of publication from publisher's Web site
Text in English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2018)
Subject Canadian poetry -- Women authors.
Canadian poetry -- 21st century
Ojibwa women -- Canada -- Poetry
Transgender people -- Poetry
Canadian poetry -- Women authors.
Canadian poetry.
Ojibwa women.
Transgender people.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Confessional poetry.
Confessional poetry.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1771664398