Episode 32: Selina Boan, Molly Cross-Blanchard & Dallas Hunt


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In this episode, we’re looking back on the joint virtual launch of three of our favourite poetry collections of 2021: Selina Boan’s UNDOING HOURS, Molly Cross-Blanchard’s EXHIBITIONIST, and Dallas Hunt’s CREELAND. Enjoy this recording of these three brilliant poets and friends in joyful conversation with the always delightful Emily Riddle.

Selina Boan is a white settler-nehiyaw poet living on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwəta’Ɂɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Her work has been published widely, including in The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2020. She has received several honours for her work, including ROOM's 2018 Emerging Writer Award and the 2017 National Magazine Award for Poetry. She is currently a poetry editor of Rahila's Ghost Press and is a member of the Growing Room Collective.

Molly Cross-Blanchard is a Metis writer and editor born on Treaty 3 territory (Fort Frances, ON), raised on Treaty 6 territory (Prince Albert, SK), and living on the unceded territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlilwəta’Ɂɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations (Vancouver, BC). She holds an English BA from the University of Winnipeg and a Creative Writing MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is the Publisher at ROOM Magazine.

Dallas Hunt is Cree and a member of Wapsewsipi (Swan River First Nation) in Treaty Eight territory in northern Alberta. He has had creative worked published in Contemporary Verse 2, Prairie Fire, PRISM International and Arc Poetry. His first children’s book, AWÂSIS AND THE WORLD-FAMOUS BANNOCK, was published through Highwater Press in 2018, and was nominated for several awards.

Emily Riddle is nehiyaw and a member of the Alexander First Nation in Treaty 6. She lives in amiskwaciwâskahikan. A writer, public library worker and researcher, she sits on the board of advisers for the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led think tank. Emily was shortlisted for the 2020 CBC Poetry Prize and selected for the 2021 Writers’ Trust of Canada mentorship program.


You can find Selina on Twitter @selina_boan; Molly on Twitter and Instagram @mollyecb; Dallas on Twitter @Dallas_Hunt; and Emily on Twitter and Instagram @emilyjaneriddle.

Listen to Selina, Molly, and Dallas’ previous episodes, as well as Emily’s past conversations with jaye simpson and Conor Kerr. Check out the rest of our back catalogue here.

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Transcript to come.

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