About the book
About the author
Tenille Campbell is a Dene/Metis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC and is currently starting her fourth year of PhD studies at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on Indigenous Literature.
She is the owner and artist behind sweetmoon photography, a successful photography business that specializes in photographing Indigenous people. She has published poetry in Sing: Poetry from the Indigenous Americas, and photography in Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City and Dreaming in Indian. Current creative projects include #KissingIndigenous, a photography series focusing on the act of intimacy within Indigenous couples. She is also the creator of tea&bannock, an online collective blog featuring the photographs and stories of Indigenous women photographers throughout Canada. Storytelling – be it with ink, voice or photographers – is the life for her.
from Love Poem #47he was my first
I felt like Christopher Columbus
blazing new trails down his body
discovering his peaks and valleys
with my lips and tongue and taste
claiming it as mine
signing treating with
a hickey seared onto skin
that would fade over time
but my interpretation
of his consent
would be forever