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“it’s always bedrock” by Tawahum Bige, from Arc 92


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This is a performance by Tawahum Bige of their poem “it’s always bedrock,” included in Arc 92.

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Łutselk’e Dene, Plains Cree, Two-Spirit & Nonbinary poet, Tawahum Bige resides on unceded Musqueam/Tsleil-Waututh/Squamish territory. Featured in over 10 lit-journals including Prairie Fire, CV2, Grain, Plenitude and EVENT, their Scorpio- moon-ass poems expose growing, resisting and persisting as a hopeless sadboy on occupied Turtle Island. Tawahum completed KPU’s Creative Writing BA-program and Banff Centre’s first-ever Indigenous Spoken Word Residency.