Talking to the Diaspora

Talking to the Diaspora

Book - 2015
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In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Lee Maracle has earned the reputation as one of Canadas most ardent and celebrated writers. Talking to the Diaspora, Maracles second book of poetry, is at once personal and profound. From the revolutionary Where Is that Odd Dandelion-Looking-Flower to the tender poem Salmon Dance, from the biting Language to the elegiac Boy in the Archives, these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Lee Maracle is beloved and revered.
Publisher: Winnipeg, MB : ARP Books, [2015]
ISBN: 9781894037655
1894037650
Characteristics: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm

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Jul 20, 2017

Many of the poems are downright awful, like bad poetry from a child in grade ten (eg., "Home from work", near the end (the book is not paginated), "I dance", and "On being a hero"). Several are quite good ("Where is that odd...", "Silent hills"), and many have their moments (the title poem, "Canada is a labyrinth") but fall just short.

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