Bent Box is Lee Maracle's most recent work. Her collection of 68 poems, written over the past two decades, conveys emotions ranging from quiet desperation to bitter anger to the depths of love. Her subject matter reveals the interests and observations of a contemporary Native woman living in North America. A sampling of themes and issues reveal poems about Zeller's, Leonard Peltier, her daughter, Nelson Mandela, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Lee Maracle is a prolific Aboriginal writer whose work blends prose and poetry. This important collection is her first book of poetry. Bent Box should be required reading for senior high school and university classes in Native Literature, Canadian Literature and Women's Studies.