BILLY-RAY BELCOURT is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student in the Dept. of English & Film Studies at the University of Alberta. His debut book, This Wound is a World (Frontenac House 2017), was the winner of the 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize. It was also named by CBC Books as the best “Canadian poetry” collection of 2017. His sophomore book, NDN Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field, is due out in the fall of 2019 with House of Anansi Press.