Poetry. Native American Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Poems about a young two-spirit Indigenous man moving through shadow and trauma toward strength and awareness. BONES, Tyler Pennock's wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness and gentleness. Here, poems journey inward, guided by the world of dreams, seeking memories of a loving sister lost beneath layers of tragedy and abuse. With bravery, these poems stand up to the demons lurking in the many shadows of their lines, seeking glimpses of a good that is always just out of reach.
Tyler Pennock was adopted from a Cree and Métis family around the Lesser Slave Lake area of Alberta. He is a graduate of Guelph University's Creative Writing MFA program. He currently lives in Toronto, where he has worked as an educator and community worker for over ten years. BONES (Brick Books, 2020) is his first book.Author City: TORONTO, ON CAN