This is a Small Northern Town

SKU: 9781897289358

Rosanna Deerchild
Grade Levels:
Adult Education
Book Type:
J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing Company
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Rosanna Deerchild is Cree from O-Pipon-Na-Piwan Cree Nation at South Indian Lake in northern Manitoba.This is a small northern town is the long awaited, first full-length collection of poems by Rosanna Deerchild. These are poems about what it means to be from the north; a town divided along colour lines; and a family dealing with its history of secrets. At its core, this collection is about the life of a Cree girl and the places she finds comfort and escape.

Rosanna Deerchild is an award-winning author and veteran broadcaster. Her first poetry collection, this is a small northern town, won the 2009 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. Her second book, calling down the sky, is her mother’s residential school survivor story. She is co-founder and member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba and is the former host of the CBC Radio show Unreserved, a radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. , Rosanna now lives and works in her found home of the North End of Winnipeg.

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