The Glass Lodge
by author: John McDonald.
"A compelling first book of poetry by young Mistawasis Cree writer John MacDonald, 'The Glass Lodge' is fearless in its descriptions of the often harsh realities of life for a young Aboriginal man. The poetry is honest, frank, passionate, and energetic. From sex, drugs, and rock and roll, to love won and lost the poems range from heartfelt laments, to love poems, to joyful songs of praise.
Dealing with life on the streets, drug and alcohol addiction, racism, gangbanging, young love, and identity, 'The Glass Lodge' is a celebration of overcoming despair, finding one's voice, surviving, and ultimately, discovering one's place in the world" 'The Glass Lodge' transcends all the cliches of the angst- ridden Urban Indian. Mc Donald's verse is a brilliant fusion of the brutality and hope that is inherent in the Aboriginal experience. I have never read poetry that so closely resembled my own experience as a First Nations man." Darrell Dennis, Writer 'Tales of an Urban Indian', 'Moccasin Flats'
That Tongued Belonging Winner of the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year Award!
by author: Marilyn Dumont
The newest book from award-winning Metis poet Marilyn Dumont, is a collection of poems which search for acceptance in language, culture, love and geographical land- scapes. These poems celebrate the humour and tenacity of Aboriginal women, lament the death of a mother and recall the degradation of Aboriginal women, while challenging accepted ideas of love, age and femininity.
by author: Joanne Arnott.
"Natohta, listen. A woman is coming down from the mountain bearing a basket of poems, love songs for her nicimos, her sweetheart who has moved from shadows into the light. Natohta, listen.
A women is coming down from the mountain, sacred in her bones. ...she is singing from the marrow, from her woman heart."
- Gregory Scofield
Seven Deer Dancing
by author: Rolland Nadjiwon.
"...Working in the spirit of artists such as Norval Morrisseau, Nadjiwon's voice is unique and masterful, touching sounds into drum songs emerging from the centre of an ancient sacred fire. Read and listen, you will be transformed."
- Karl Jirgens, Editor, Rampike
Love Medicine and One Song
by author: Gregory Scofield
"This collection is spring bear, ample and lean. Haunting and bold. Gorgeous." -Joseph Boyden, author of 'Through Black Spruce', winner of the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize
In 'Love Medicine and One Song', Gregory Scofield steps out of the urban rez and enters the fields of love. Intertwining lush scenes from the natural world with images of the human body, the poems in 'Love Medicine and One Song' celebrate human relationships with the land, and with the bodies of ourselves and our lovers.
Borderlands & Bloodlines
by author: Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy.
This book reflects her Tsalagi / Aniyunwiya roots exploring how displacements and re-locations become journeys of necessity.
The poems are embedded in all our relations where cultures/races and classes touch edges occupying land, sea and sacred spaces.
Beautiful Razor: love poems & other lies
By Author: Al Hunter
Under God's Pale Bones
by author: David Groulx.
“This is a reunion, ready to drink like a good Calvados from Northern France aged until the vintage is ready to be unveiled, shared. These poems are the impressions my world has left on me. The world beneath God’s pale bones.” —David A. Groulx
Stone The Crow
By Author:Chris Bose
Chris Bose's book 'Stone the Crow' is the first collection of contemporary urban native poetry from interdisciplinary artist/writer Chris Bose. The author takes the reader with him as he chases after coyote down the mountains on the back of a blue horse, riding across the river and into the concrete forests of the urban reservations of Canada. "An important new voice on the Native literary scene, a voice much needed, a voice well expressed. A writer to watch." -Tomson Highway