Kiyâm

Kiyâm

Number of page: 163
Author: Naomi McIlwraith
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Rating:
Category: Poetry

What do you think of me, Dad,writing this in Cree Could there have been more roomfor a Cree conversation,for a Cree understanding,for a daughter’s understandingher father’s honourin the space between, tawâyihk,your childhood and your passing.Is it enough that I’vecleared a space on my deskto light this candle for you
Would that I couldhave made more room.nipakosêyimon kahk

About The Author

Naomi McIlwraith is an educator, poet, and essayist, with a mixed Cree, Ojibwe, Scottish, and English inheritance. Shecurrently works at Grant MacEwan University and has held instructionalpositions at the University of Alberta and The King's UniversityCollege.