Michelle Sylliboy's Kiskajeyi- I AM READY (Rebel Mountain 2019) is described as a hieroglyphic poetry book with which she seeks to revitalize the L'nuk (Mi'kmaq) language. Sylliboy blended her poetry, photography & Mi'kmaq (L'nuk) hieroglyphic poetry to coincide with the launch of her Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic art exhibit in Nova Scotia. The book's B.C. publishers reported Kiskajeyi sold out in one month, requiring a second printing, and Sylliboy was interviewed by Shelagh Rogers for the CBC's The Next Chapter. In 2019, Sylliboy moved to Nova Scotia to work on her doctorate for Simon Fraser University. having lived on unceded Coast Salish territory for twenty-seven years. In Vancouver she was a member of the West Coast Aboriginal Writers Collective.


[BCBW 2019]