Epekwitk: Mi’kmaq Poetry from Prince Edward Island L’nu Poems and Art by Julie Pellissier-Lush is the debut poetry collection of Mi’kmaq poems by PEI’s poet laureate, Julie Pellisier-Lush. It will be released November 24.
Skilled at taking words from hearts and minds to paper, Pellisier-Lush’s poems will connect with the reader deeply. Some poems were created with teachings from Elders, some to learn more about the art of words.
At times heart wrenching and other times a call to action for Mother Earth, each poem is paired with vivid artwork crafted by Pellissier-Lush.
Julie grew up all over Eastern Canada and spent a number of years in Winnipeg, MB, before coming back home to PEI. A graduate from the University of Winnipeg, she writes, acts, and does photography to preserve the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq for future generations.