Categories: 2020-, Canadian Identity, Culture Studies, De-colonization, Emerging Authors, First Person, Northern Literature, Parenthood, Poetry, Post-Colonialism, Prarie Literature, Relationships
Through Disassembled Houses of Perfect Stones
The weight of history lies on the spine of memory. That heft and delicate balance are palpable in these rich poems that echo with grief, longing, and observed beauty. From the silence and complexity of the northern wilderness to the vast prairie landscapes stretching across the province, Through Disassembled Houses of Perfect Stones explores self, ancestry, and community through poems which dwell on the page with a satisfying density of imagery. Combining careful observation with sensitive reflection, this work examines the poet’s memory and experience as a father, son, husband, and descendent of European settlers married into an Indigenous family living in Northern Manitoba.