Garry Gottfriedson

Garry Gottfriedson is from Kamloops, BC. He is a self-employed rancher from the Secwepemc Nation. Gottfriedson is strongly rooted his cultural teachings, currently the Principal at the Sk’elep School of Excellence in Kamloops, and holds a MA in Education. In 1987, the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado awarded a Creative Writing Scholarship to Gottfriedson. There, he studied under Allen Ginsberg, Marianne Faithful and others. Gottfriedson has eight published books, and has read from his work across Canada, United States, Europe, and Asia. His work has been anthologised and published nationally and internationally.

Guns and Words

and so these are words the shadows in mouths marking blackness between the spaces of teeth bold and raw barnacles sticking to gums that make the Canadian psyche shutter since truth is to be hidden behind the lips and across …

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