Naomi McIlwraith

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  • Published: July 2012
  • Subject Listing: Poetry, Native American Studies
  • Bibliographic information: 144 pp., 5 x 8 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Series: AU Press
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Through poems that move between two languages, Naomi McIlwraith explores the beauty of the intersection between nehiyawewin, the Plains Cree language, and English, akayasimowin. Written to honor her father's facility in nehiyawewin and her mother's beauty and generosity as an inheritor of Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English, kiyam articulates a powerful yearning for family, history, peace, and love.

Naomi McIlwraith is an educator, poet,and essayist. She currently works at Grant MacEwan University and has held instructional positions at the University of Alberta and the King's University College.