Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a PhD student at the University of Alberta, and a 2016 Rhodes Scholar who holds an MSt in women’s studies from the University of Oxford. In 2016, he was named one of six Indigenous writers to watch by CBC Books, and was the winner of the 2016 P.K. Page Founder’s Award for Poetry. His work has been published in Assaraus: A Journal of Gay Poetry, Decolonization, Red Rising Magazine, mâmawai-âcimowak, SAD Mag, Yellow Medicine Review, The Malahat Review, PRISM International and The Next Quarterly.