Native Poetry in Canada: A Contemporary Anthology is the only collection of its kind. It brings together the poetry of many authors whose work has not previously been published in book form alongside that of critically-acclaimed poets, thus offering a record of Native cultural revival as it emerged through poetry from the 1960s to the present. The poets included here adapt English oratory and, above all, a sense of play. Native Poetry in Canada suggests both a history of struggle to be heard and the wealth of Native cultures in Canada today.
Jeannette Armstrong is a novelist and essayist, and one of Canada's most highly respected poets; her most recent book is Whispering Shadows (Theytus Press, 2000). Lally Grauer is a Professor in the English Department at Okanagan University College.