Joseph Dandurand


JOSEPH DANDURAND is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation and director of the Kwantlen Cultural Centre.  His 2020 book of poetry, The East Side of It All (Nightwood Editions), was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. In 2021, Dandurand received the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. In Dandurand’s most recent offering, The Punishment (Nightwood Editions, 2022), his storyteller’s voice wrangles trauma, grief, forgiveness, and love.