Learning Their Names: Letters from the Home Place
by Jannie Edwards & Sydney Lancaster

32pp • 8″ x 5″ • ISBN 978-1-998770-02-1
First edition (75 copies) published Nov, 2022
Second edition (25 copies) published Nov, 2022
Third edition (25 copies) coming June, 2023

An exchange of poetic letters—between poet & artist, prairie & coast, body & land—that reckon with place, archival humus, and settlerhood.


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An immigrant to Canada, Jannie Edwards is a writer, editor, teacher, artistic collaborator, and grandmother who writes from her chosen city of Edmonton, on Treaty 6 and Métis Region 4 territory. She has published three collections of poetry: Falling Blues, Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems, and The Possibilities of Thirst. She has collaborated on mentorships and multidisciplinary artistic projects that include videopoems (Engrams and adrift), theatrical adaptations of her Blood Opera, and several community art projects that realized poems sandblasted into sidewalks on the High Level Bridge and city neighbourhoods. She is an emeritus of MacEwan University.

Sydney Lancaster is a multidisciplinary artist and writer of Anglo immigrant Settler stock, raised in amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ), on the Indigenous lands now comprising Treaty 6 and Métis Region 4 territory. She is an uninvited guest there, and in the Sipekne’katik district of Mi’kma’ki where she also spends time. Her work has been presented across so-called Canada and in the UK and US. Her site-based ways of making consider affect, memory, and knowledge through installation & sculpture, video and audio works, printmaking, and photography.


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