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Lisa Bird-Wilson

Lisa Bird-Wilson, a Cree-Métis writer from Saskatchewan, is the author of three books: Lisa Bird-Wilson, a Cree-Métis writer from Saskatchewan, is the author of three books: The Red Files, a poetry collection (Nightwood Editions, 2016), Just Pretending, short stories (Coteau Books, 2013) and An Institute of Our Own: A History of the Gabriel Dumont Institute (Gabriel Dumont Publishing, 2011). Her shorter works have been published in periodicals including the Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, the Dalhousie Review, kimiwan and Geist, and in anthologies including Best Canadian Essays. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon, SK. Read her story “Blood Memory” at geist.com., a poetry collection (Nightwood Editions, 2016), Just Pretending, short stories (Coteau Books, 2013) and An Institute of Our Own: A History of the Gabriel Dumont Institute (Gabriel Dumont Publishing, 2011). Her shorter works have been published in periodicals including the Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire, the Dalhousie Review, kimiwan and Geist, and in anthologies including Best Canadian Essays. Bird-Wilson lives in Saskatoon, SK. Read her story “Blood Memory” at geist.com.

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