Saturday, December 11, 2021

Book Your Stocking with Ann Tweedy

Book Your Stocking 2021

Book Your Stocking: Day 11

One of my favorite poets whose work often appears in Wake to Words and Brew Some Coffee is here to share today's book recommendation. Take note. Take many notes. Then find the book.

Please welcome back Ann Tweedy to this year's Book Your Stocking.


Recommendation: This Wound Is a World by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Why: These poems' exploration of colonialism and its effects on the speaker, viscerally in his body, are shattering, and yet the poems are filled with tenderness for his kookum (grandmother), his lovers, and himself.


About today's reader: Ann Tweedy is the author of the award-winning poetry book, The Body's Alphabet (Headmistress), and three chapbooks: A Registry of Survival (Last Word), White Out (Green Fuse Poetic Arts), and Beleaguered Oases (Seven Kitchens).

Ann Tweedy
photo by Karen Wolf