Matthew James Weigel Wins the bpNichol Chapbook Award for “It Was Treaty/It Was Me”!

Matthew James Weigel’s 2020 Vallum Chapbook Award-winning work has won Meet the Presses’ 2021 bpNichol Chapbook Award!

Here is what judges Jennifer LoveGrove and Jordan Abel had to say about Weigel’s work:

“Matthew James Weigel’s It Was Treaty/It Was Me is a uniquely unconventional and innovative poetic exploration of colonial archives, in which Weigel explores his personal connection to treaty by deftly layering visual and written elements of the archive with powerful and beautiful poetic engagement. Weigel’s ability to exquisitely weave form, time, sound and image has created in It Was Treaty/It Was Me an experience for readers that moves, surprises, engages and astounds. It’s an important and urgent contribution to Indigenous resistance through literature and to the body of small press work created on these lands.”

In celebration of Matthew James Weigel winning the bpNichol Chapbook Award, we are issuing a limited-run reprint of 150 copies of this phenomenal work with a new, pale blue cover. Click the button below to order your copy!