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Gregory Scofield

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The acclaimed poet Gregory Scofield discusses his new collection Witness, I Am (Nightwood Editions, 2016), missing and murdered Indigenous women, and more, with Joseph Planta.

Witness, I Am by Gregory Scofield (Nightwood Editions, 2016).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

The acclaimed poet and writer Gregory Scofield joins me now. His most recent collection, Witness, I Am has just been published. The poems therein look at identity and belonging, himself and the universal, as well as the missing and murdered Indigenous women. It’s a powerful collection that has been lauded for its intensity, and his unique voice. Gregory Scofield is Red River Metis of Cree, Scottish and European descent, whose ancestry can be traced to the fur trade and to the Metis community of Kinesota, Manitoba. He is Assistant Professor in English at Laurentian University where he teaches creative writing. He is the 1994 recipient of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and just received the 2016 Latner Writers’ Trust Poetry Prize for his body of work. The Twitter handle is @gregoryscofield. This new book is published by Nightwood Editions. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Gregory Scofield; Professor Scofield, good morning.