Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree/nehiyaw, Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of the novel Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press), which won Canada Reads (2021), and the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award. Whitehead’s poetry collection full-metal indigiqueer (Talonbooks), was shortlisted for the inaugural Indigenous Voices Award for Most Significant Work of Poetry in English and the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry. His essay, Who Names the Rez Dog Rez? won gold at the National Magazine Awards in 2021. Whitehead is an Assistant Professor at The University of Calgary.
A truly dazzling feat of heart, analysis, and sentence-making.” –Billy-Ray Belcourt