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.
Typically, URP publishes two books per year in the Oskana series.
Series Editor: Randy Lundy
Advisory Board: Sherwin Bitsui; Robert Bringhurst; Laurie D. Graham; Louise Bernice Halfe; Tim Lilburn; Duane Niatum; Gary Snyder; Karen Solie
Please refer to our editorial guidelines for more information on manuscript submission, our simultaneous submissions policy, information about the review process, and contracts.