Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Garry Gottfriedson, a member of the Secwepemc First Nation, lives in Kamloops, BC. He is a self-employed rancher with a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. His published works include Glass Tepee (Thistledown Press, 2002), which was nominated for a First People's Publishing Award 2004, and Painted Pony (Partners in Publishing, 2005) which was his first children’s story. In 2006 he published a collection of cowboy and Indian heritage poems entitled Whiskey Bullets (Ronsdale Press). His latest book is Skin Like Mine, which was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry in 2011. In Skin Like Mine Garry Gottfriedson offers a suite of poems that peel away the skin of contemporary first nations society to reveal an inside view of individual experience.