Duncan Mercredi is a Cree poet and storyteller. He was born in Misipawistik (Grand Rapids) and grew up listening to his grandmother’s stories. 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. He is a long-time member of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Writers Collective. He is one of the contributors to ndncountry, the special joint issue of Prairie Fire and CV2, launched at THIN AIR 2018 as part of our Voices in the Circle project. Mercredi lives in Winnipeg.