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Joseph Kakwinokanasum is a member of James Smith Cree Nation. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio and The Writer’s Studio Graduate Workshop. His work has been published in the 2022 anthology Resonance: Essays on the Craft and Life of Writing by Anvil Press, the Humber Literary Journal, and Emerge, The Writer’s Studio anthology. He was shortlisted for the 2020 CBC Nonfiction Prize and his manuscript Woodland Creetures was awarded the 2014 Canada Council for the Arts Creation Grant for Aboriginal Peoples, Writers, and Storytellers. Kakwinokanasum lives in White Rock, BC. He was selected as a 2022 Writers’ Trust Rising Star by Darrel J. McLeod.

Joseph Kakwinokanasum is represented by Carolyn Forde.