Congratulations to Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer,
Canada's new Parliamentary Poet Laureate!
I will not name her.
Cannot name her.
She becomes everyone’s
Louise Bernice Halfe's BLUE MARROW, Third Edition. Coming in March, 2021!
The voices of Blue Marrow sing out from the past and the present. They are the voices of the Grandmothers, both personal and legendary. They share their wisdom, their lives, their dreams. They proclaim the injustice of colonialism, the violence of proselytism, and the horrors of the residential school system with an honesty that cuts to the marrow. Speaking in both English and Cree, these are voices of hopefulness, strength, and survivance. Blue Marrow is a tribute to the indomitable power of Indigenous women of the past and of the present day.
More than twenty years since its first publication, this critically acclaimed collection is available in a redesigned edition,
including an all-new interview with its celebrated author, Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer.
Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer first published her poetry in Writing the Circle: Women of Western Canada. She has since published four poetry collections, with a fifth to be released in 2021.
Blue Marrow was first published in 1998 and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, Pat Lowther Award, and Saskatchewan Book of the Year Award.
Author photo courtesy of the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild