Bent Back Tongue (Sept 16/22)

SKU: 9781773860961

Author:
Garry Gottfriedson
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Book Type:
Paperback
Publisher:
Caitlin Press
Copyright Data:
2022
Publication Date:
Sept 16/22

Price:
Sale price$20.00

Description

Garry Gottfriedson is from Kamloops, BC. He is strongly rooted in his Secwépemc (Shuswap) cultural teachings. In his latest collection, Secwépemc rancher and renowned poet Garry Gottfriedson explores the fraught mechanics of contemporary masculinity, politics and love.

Bent Back Tongue is a raw examination of love, identity, politics, masculinity, and vulnerability. Through sharp honesty and revealing satire, Gottfriedson delves into Canadian colonialism and the religious political paradigms shaping experiences of a Secwépemc First Nations man. This is a book that tears through deceptions that both Canada and the church impose on their citizens. Gottfriedson tackles the darkest layers of a shared colonial history; at the same time, the poems in Bent Back Tongue are a celebration of love, land, family, and the self.

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