Congratulations to Conor Kerr, the winner of our 2019 Poetry Contest for his poem, "Amiskwaciy Nehiyawak (Beaver Hills Cree).”
Conor Kerr is Metis, descended from the Fort des Prairies and Lac Ste. Anne communities. He grew up in Buffalo Pound Lake, Saskatchewan and currently lives in Edmonton where he's a part-time magpie interpreter, Labrador Retriever wrestler, harvester, and educator. Conor feels honoured to live and write on the lands that his family has called home since time immemorial.
Conor Kerr’s winning poem will appear in the Spring issue of The Fiddlehead (no. 283), which unfortunately has been delayed because the printer has had to close to prevent the spread of COVID19. We’ll keep everyone posted when more information becomes available.
Look for an interview with Conor Kerr later this Spring right here on the website!
Thanks to all who entered the poetry contest and congratulations to the thirteen finalists. And thanks again to our judges for the poetry contest, Ali Blythe, Kayla Geitzler, and Souvankham Thammavongsa.