Publishing new and established authors, Oskana Poetry & Poetics offers both contemporary poetry at its best and probing discussions of poetry’s cultural role. Oskana is the Cree word for "bones," and we use it with the blessing of Elder Noel Starblanket. The name reflects our commitment to speak to the deepest and most urgent issues of our time, including environmental crisis and Indigenous justice.
The series seeks original manuscripts in English from both new and established Canadian authors. It also welcomes works of literature translated from First Nations and other Indigenous North American languages. The requirement of Canadian citizenship does not apply to the authors or translators of such works.
The series publishes only two books a year, and its list is presently decided through Spring 2021. Authors are welcome to submit manuscripts at any time, but no further decisions will now be made until Spring 2020.
Series Editor: Jan Zwicky
Please refer to our editorial guidelines for more information on manuscript submission, our simultaneous submissions policy, information about the review process, and contracts.