Bent Box is Lee Maracle's most recent work. Her collection of 68 poems, written over the past two decades, conveys emotions ranging from quiet desperation to bitter anger to the depths of love. Her subject matter reveals the interests and observations of a contemporary Native woman living in North America. A sampling of themes and issues reveal poems about Zeller's, Leonard Peltier, her daughter, Nelson Mandela, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Lee Maracle is a prolific Aboriginal writer whose work blends prose and poetry. This important collection is her first book of poetry.
Opening in the Sky is the first book of poems published by Armand Garnet Ruffo. Many of the poems previously appeared in literary magazines and anthologies. Ruffo draws on his Ojibway background to explore issues of identity, alienation, liberation, love and loss. This sensitive and powerful collection displays a fresh perspective of contemporary Native reality. Recommended for NaÃ¯ve literature courses at the senior high school and post secondary levels.
Voices in the Waterfall is a book of poetry by noted Cree writer Beth Cuthand. Previously released in 1989 this 2008 volume of poetry examines and reveals the rhythms and traditions of the People of the Plains. A writer and journalist, Beth Cuthand has published short stories and poetry, and has taught at the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College. Her poem "Seven Songs for Uncle Louis" explores the impact of Louis Riel and the Northwest Rebellion from a Native woman's perspective.
Flint and Feather is a reprint of the book of verse first published by the Musson Book Company of Toronto in 1912. Emily Pauline Johnson (1861-1913) was born at Chiefswood on the Six Nations Reserve to a Mohawk father and an English mother. Johnson's writing career began in 1895 with the publication of her first book of poems, White Wampum. She went on to write additional books of verse and prose. Her career as a stage entertainer took her across Canada and United States as well as England. In her stage career she adopted her grandfather's Mohawk name, Tekahionwake.
An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English edited by Delaware playwright/poet Daniel David Moses and York University English Professor Terry Goldie has been revised in this fourth edition. The editors have added Armand Garnet Ruffo as a co-editor to this 20th anniversary edition. Ruffo has added a much-needed introduction to this 4th edition bringing this volume up-to-date. The wide-ranging survey of writing in English by Canadian Native authors features prose selections, traditional songs, short stories, plays, poems and essays.