Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

The Recklessness of Love

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The Recklessness of Love
by author: Al Hunter.

"It gives us a hundred voices with one spirit in his book"

In his poems he's a lonely heart, a frozen Northerner, a dirty-talking dreamer, he's Bob Dylan, and he's a Rez Dog---Heid E. Erdrich, author of National Monuments and The Mother's Tongue

'The Recklessness of Love', the latest book of poetry from Al Hunter is a collection of beautifully crafted poems that are at times erotic, brooding and world-weary. There is edginess, passion, and, at times, desperation to these poems. Some are irreverent, some dreamlike, some filled with a mixture of sex and spirituality and in others pop icons appear. Hunter brilliantly conveys the frustration, surrender, longing, pain and loving that go with being human.

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

The Long Dance

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The Long Dance
by author: David A Groulx

"I am delighted with the polemical irreverence David Groulx brings to some of his poetry. He has a keen sense of the contradictions that being native means in a nation that still distrusts and discounts his cultural/historical existence."

- Marilyn Dumont

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

The Glass Lodge

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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'

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

That Tongued Belonging

MarilynDumontThat 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.

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Steepy Mountain

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Steepy Mountain
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

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Seven Deer Dancing

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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

Published in Poetry
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

My Heart is a Stray Bullet

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My Heart is a Stray Bullet
by author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

"Damm's cries for belonging seem to touch chords for all humankind in the late 20th century."

- The Ottawa Citizen

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Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Love Medicine and One Song

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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.

Published in Poetry
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Borderlands & Bloodlines

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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.

Published in Poetry
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:00

Beautiful Razor: love poems & other lies

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Beautiful Razor: love poems & other lies
By Author: Al Hunter

“What lies here are the vagaries of a heart wounded, shattered, and redeemed by love. Such generosity of spirit deserves acclaim. A bravura work.”
Richard Wagamese author of Indian Horse
 
This much awaited collection of poems is the third poetry book written by the former Rainy River First Nations Chief.  In Beautiful Razor: love poems and other lies, Al Hunter explores the span between the sensual and the profane; the distance of which can sometimes be vast or on the razor’s edge. 
 
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