Duncan Mercredi

Duncan Mercredi is a Cree poet and storyteller. He was born in Misipawistik (Grand Rapids) and grew up listening to his grandmother’s stories. He spent much of his adult life working in bush camps for Manitoba Hydro and doing land surveys for Manitoba’s highways department. His affinity for the wilderness and his sensitivity to the deep cultural prejudices of the broader culture inform his writing. He has published four poetry collections, including Spirit of the Wolf: Raise Your Voice and The Duke of Windsor: Wolf Sings the Blues, and contributed to many anthologies of indigenous writing. A long-time member of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Writers Collective, Duncan lives in Winnipeg.