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Blueberries and Apricots by Natasha Kanapé Fontaine , Translated by Howard Scott

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In this, her third volume of poetry, this Aboriginal writer from Quebec again confronts the loss of her landscape and language.

On my left hip
a face

I walk
I walk upright
like a shadow

a people on my hip
a boatload of fruit
and the dream inside
women and children first

“A cry rises in me and transfigures me. The world waits for woman to come back as she was born: woman standing, woman powerful, woman resurgent. A call rises in me and I’ve decided to say yes to my birth.”

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English

Poetry

2018

978-1-988449-32-6

Mawenzi House

Toronto

72

softcover