OId Gods are in the land, the rivers and in the animals too, says Metis author of new book of poetry

By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Anger and hope. They seem incongruous, but not in the writings of Metis Ukrainian author Conor Kerr as he weaves these emotions through the pages of his newest poetry collection Old Gods. Kerr’s words vividly and powerfully capture his childhood memories and feelings around his late Metis grandfather, family recollections, his travels in Saskatchewan, and his time spent in Edmonton. “It’s quite autobiographical,” said Kerr of Old Gods. He’s a descendant of the Lac Ste. Anne Metis and the Papaschase Cree Nation. “I almost wanted to, at one point, call it a poetic memoir.” And while Kerr stresses that the sentiments are true to him and his family, he’s confident that many other Metis will share these same feelings and thoughts. Take for…

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