2018 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Finalist

Joshua Whitehead Dayne Ogilvie Prize finalist




Joshua Whitehead
















Jury Citation 

Joshua Whitehead harnesses queerness, Indigeneity, and reclamation to articulate storytelling’s invaluable role in challenging the intelligentsia. In his collection, Full-Metal Indigiqueer, Whitehead plays particular attention to acknowledging ancestral connection and the body; he fuses Indigiqueer wisdom through the infinite potential of poetics and personhood. His debut novel, Jonny Appleseed, is provocative, compelling, and fiercely intersectional. Whitehead is a radical hybrid thinker, and a bold new voice who brings the deep past into the boundless present, which extends into a not so faraway future. Whitehead builds worlds within words..

About the Author

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller and academic from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. He is working toward a PhD in Indigenous literatures and cultures at the University of Calgary on Treaty 7 territory. In 2016, his poem “mihkokwaniy” won Historica Canada’s Aboriginal Arts and Stories contest. He is the author of the poetry collection Full-Metal Indigiqueer and the novel Jonny Appleseed.

 


 

 

Woodcock Fund
Applications

Ongoing

 

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Submissions

September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018

 

Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Submissions

July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018

 

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