Fiona Smith M.Ed. (DE) student at Athabasca University
Fiona Smith is a Winnipeg-based writer, inclusive development consultant & online instructor who holds a B.A. (Advanced) in Theatre & English from the University of Manitoba and is a proud Black Hole Theatre alumna. She is the 2018 Future Alumni Award & 2017 Wayne E. Perry M. (Ed.) Student Research Award recipient
How to Cite
Smith, F. (2019). Poem (Ekphrastic) for "Kayas’ A Long Time Ago". Journal of Integrated Studies, 11(1). Retrieved from https://jis.athabascau.ca/index.php/jis/article/view/291
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Through members of her family, Fiona has first-hand experience with the fallout of intergenerational trauma affecting those who were sent to Residential Schools. Through the possible and imagined musings of "Kookum" (Grandmother), she explores (and is critical) of this dark mark in Canadian history and the lived-experience(s) of her siblings' and cousins' people.
This poem won third place in the Journal of Integrated Studies 2018 Ekphrastic Poetry Competition.