JÓNÍNA KIRTON is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet, author, facilitator, and manuscript consultant. A graduate of Simon Fraser Universi-ty’s Writer’s Studio, she received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category. Her first collection of poetry, page as bone ~ ink as blood, was published in 2015 with Talonbooks. Her second book, An Honest Woman, again with Talonbooks, was a finalist in the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her interest in the stories of her Métis and Icelandic ancestors is the common thread throughout much of her writing.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet est financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada.
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