Crisp Blue Edges: Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction represents the best of recent Aboriginal writing in Canada. Theytus Books has gathered the works of twenty-three established writers for their first anthology of an emerging genre called creative non-fiction. Creative Non-fiction is sometimes explained as literary non-fiction or new journalism that offers writers greater freedom in this hybrid of literature and non-fiction. The writing in Crisp Blue Edges offers a wide range of formats and styles including essay, biography, story, prose and journalism. This groundbreaking work offers readers a thought provoking and enlightening introduction based on an edited transcript of the Indigenous Creative Non-fiction Forum held in Penticton in 1998. This gathering of high profile Aboriginal writers included Lee Maracle, Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sandra Laronde, Jeannette Armstrong, Drew Hayden Taylor, Maria Campbell, Greg Young-Ing and Rasunah Marsden. Their critical dialogue in First Nations Circle style contributes some guiding principles to the development of much-needed pedagogy for Native Literature. The twenty-five works of creative non-fiction range from Jeannette Armstrong's serious analysis of contemporary biotechnology in Ã´Kyoti and the Flesh Eating MonsterÃ¶ to Richard Van Camp's playful account of contemporary music in his piece, Ã´25 Albums That Saved My Life.Ã¶ This important text should be required reading in any course that deals with Aboriginal Literature.