Canadian Literature's Issue 217 (Summer 2013) is now available. The issue features articles by Lorraine York, Hannah McGregor, Sara Jamieson, Laura Cameron, Patrick Warner, Julia P. W. Cooper, Norah Franklin, and Nathan W. Murray, along with a notes by Nora Foster Stovel and Andrea Cabajsky and new Canadian poetry & book reviews.
Reviewed by Kegan Doyle
All three of these excellent new volumes by young Canadian poets engage with the experience of family and reveal each generation’s struggle to communicate with its past and its future. Louise Bernice HÃ¤lfe’s Blue Marrow concludes with a statement that sums up the book’s subjects: "Grandmother, the woman in me." Blue Marrow is a fragmented autobiography that contains the stories of the author’s spiritual and physical Cree grandmothers. As the title indi […more…]