#IndianLovePoems

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“Tenille Campbell is reclaiming Indigenous body, heart and sexuality. These love poems are naked, bold and unashamed. They are birds taking flight over clear waters, wolves running wild and howling desire at the full moon; they are the northern lights dancing in the night sky.”

Rosanna Deerchild, Host of Unreserved with CBC Radio

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“Hickies. Messy hair. Fry bread and sticky syrup. And the laughter – that giggling behind your hand, head tossed back, clapping your hands kind of laughter. These are the stories that you tell on Sunday morning about what happened Saturday night.

Covering Indigenous adventures from Walpole Island to Northern Saskatchewan to the coast of Vancouver, #IndianLovePoems is a poetry collection that delves into the humour and truths of love and lust within Indigenous communities. Sharing stories in search of The One, or even better, that One-Night-Stand – this collection fearlessly sheds light on the sharing and honesty that comes with discussions of men, women, sex, and relationships, using humour to chat about the complexities of race, culture and intent within relationships.

From discovering your own John Smith to sharing sushi in bed, #IndianLovePoems will make you smile, shake your head, and remember your own stories about that special someone.”

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“Tenille Campbell lets you swipe left and right in this fabulous debut collection that explores the delicious and the depressing in contemporary dating, sex and relationships. These poems reveal the messy and magical truth of what our bodies and brains whisper to us in the name of loathing, like and love.” — Dina Del Bucchia, Author and  amazing podcast co-host of CantLit

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“Indigenous women everywhere will identify with the tales of tribal intertwining, kissing cousins, and those uncharted territories of interracial affairs in #IndianLovePoems. This collection of fiercely funny, provocative and powerful poems  gives honour to Indigenous women, whose dreams and desires have had little space on the written page. This book is one to keep on your nightstand for years to come.” — Lisa Charleyboy, Author and social entity Urban Native Girl 

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#IndianLovePoems takes you out of your comfort zone into a place that is both mysterious and disturbing, and ultimately quite beautiful. By turns sensual and profane, erotic and playful, the poems in this collection explore the sacred flesh in a voice that is clear, confident, and honest. Entertaining and witty, accessible yet profound, #IndianLovePoems heralds the arrival of a new and powerful voice in Indigenous literature.” — Donald Ward, Author and Editor

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Reviews: 

“Campbell’s work is raw, sensual, and political as she moves her readers through a world of campfires, bars, band office, and back-seat sex.” – Jónína Kirton, Arc Poetry Magazine // Fall 2017

“If there were a genre devoted to “Erotic Cultural Criticism,” #IndianLovePoems would take the cake, or the “bannock and butter.”” – Molly Cross-Blanchard, Contemporary Verse 2 // June 2017

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Interviews & Podcasts:

New Fire with Lisa Charleyboy: Tenille Campbell’s Indigenous, intimate #IndianLovePoems

“From bannock bums to hickeys, to one-night-stands and dating white men, there are few things that are off limits in Tenille Campbell’s poetry.” – conversations about love, lust and laughter with Lisa on New Fire // July 2017

The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research featuring Tenille Campbell.

“Campbell’s poems are a tour de force of sexuality and Indigenous eroticism, a no-holds barred look at love-making and love-giving in Indian Country today.” – Chatting with Jesse A. Thistle about reclaiming sexuality, one night stands and what decolonized love means to me. Click to download and listen to us gossip //  July 2017

046 Can’t Lit: Tenille Campbell

“Things get spicy in this episode because Dina and Daniel get to talk to poet, photographer and general delight Tenille Campbell! We talk about that writing life, surprise yoga, and culture, sex, desire in her wonderful debut poetry collection #IndianLovePoems.” – Podcast and Moscow Mules with co-hosts Dina Del Bucchia and Daniel Zomparelli in Vancouver, BC  // May 2017

The Storytelling Show: Tenille Campbell

#IndianLovePoems has many origin stories and they’re all true… Just true in different ways.” Podcast with author and host Chelsea Rooney for The Storytelling Show while in Vancouver, BC // May 2017

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