Feb 10, 2021
Congratulate Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer!
We are proud to congratulate poet, Louise Bernice Halfe — Sky Dancer, as Canada’s newest Parliamentary Poet Laureate. Louise is the ninth poet to be appointed to this position. Read the full press release and learn more about the Parliamentary Poet Laureate position.
Louise was also the recent recipient of the 2020 Cheryl and Henry Kloppenburg Award for Literary Excellence.
A Cree poet and social worker, Louise was raised on Saddle Lake Reserve and attended Blue Quills Residential School. Married with two adult children and three grandsons, Louise received her social work degree from the University of Regina. She served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate for two years and has received honorary degrees from Wilfred Laurier University (2012), the University of Saskatchewan (2019) and Mount Royal University (2021). Louise also serves as an Elder and consultant for the University of Saskatchewan.
Her books, Bear Bones & Feathers (1994), Blue Marrow (2004), The Crooked Good (2007), and Burning In This Midnight Dream (2016) have all received numerous accolades and awards. She has also published Sôhkêyihta (2018), and awasis – kinky and disheveled will be released in 2021.
We will be hosting a zoom event to celebrate this award, and will be joined by Louise as she reads from her work.
Join this event via Zoom on Saturday, Feb 13 at 4pm.
To join this reading visit zoom.us/j/97413040958
Learn more about this event on Facebook.
Interested in reading some of Louise’s work? Check out her collection at the library.
Louise Bernice Halfe Book List