Maria Barbu

Maria Barbu has studied creative writing and spoken-word performance in classes and workshops facilitated by Marilyn Dumont, Denise Duhamel and Arthur Flowers. She is currently making sense of what it means to be in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) on Treaty 6/Métis Territory, as a Romanian-born woman, and she is interested in the work that lives in this space. Overall, she is fascinated by the power of poetic verse to bring out the sacredness of the seemingly mundane, and she strives to create pieces that rumble yet calm, that awaken and inspire, that call us to connect to our inner flames and to each and one another.