The Ark of the Turtle’s Back
From: Love After the End
jaye simpson is an Oji-Cree Saulteaux Indigiqueer whose roots hail from the Sapotaweyak, Keeseekoose, and Skownan Cree Nations. They are published in several magazines including Poetry Is Dead, This Magazine, PRISM international, SAD Mag, GUTS, subTerrain, Grain, and Room. they are in two Arsenal Pulp Press anthologies: Hustling Verse (2019) and Love after the End (2020). it was never going to be okay (Nightwood Editions) is their first book of poetry. they are a displaced Indigenous person resisting, ruminating, and residing on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations territories.