Chris La Tray

Chris is a Métis writer and storyteller. His first book, One-Sentence Journal: Short Poems and Essays From the World At Large (2018, Riverfeet Press) won the 2018 Montana Book Award and a 2019 High Plains Book Award (Best First Book). His second book, Descended From a Travel-worn Satchel: Haiku & Haibun came out in 2021 from FootHills Publishing.

His upcoming book, Becoming Little Shell, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2022.

Chris is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives near Missoula, Montana.

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