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ISBN: 9781771667142-24

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Standing in the Doorway


From: Tongues


Languages: Michif (Métis language), English. On language, family, and ancestry.



Jónína Kirton

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.