FEATURED POET: MICHELLE SYLLIBOY – Mi’kmaq Komqwejwi’kasikl poetry

Tiny Seed’s Seasonal Celebration of Inspiring Poets

With each new season, Tiny Seed will highlight a poet who transcends the power of the word and intertwines their craft by honoring nature. On each new moon and full moon, our featured poet will be highlighted in the online journal (blog), sharing their work in a celebration for our nature-loving community.

Autumn 2020 Featured Poet:

Michelle Sylliboy (Mi’kmaq/L’nu)

Award winning author and Interdisciplinary artist Michelle Sylliboy (Mi’kmaq/L’nu) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised on her traditional L’nuk territory in We’koqmaq, Cape Breton. While living on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Sylliboy completed a BFA at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and a Masters in Education from Simon Fraser University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Simon Fraser University’s Philosophy of Education program, where she is working to reclaim her original written komqwej’wikasikl language. Her collection of photography and L’nuk hieroglyphic poetry, Kiskajeyi—I Am Ready, was published by Rebel Mountain Press in 2019.

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Michelle Sylliboy’s Website

Winner of the 2020 Indigenous Voices Award (IVAs) in the category of Published Poetry (English category).

Hard copy available at Rebel Mountain Press

 Kiskajeyi is also available as an ebook available at:

Amazon.com – Kindle
Amazon.ca -Kindle
De Marque
Follet/ Overdrive
Barnes & Noble