About the Book
Winner of the 2008 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for PoetryThis 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.
News & Reviews
“What this northern girl pulls to the surface, kicking and screaming, is nothing less than magic. Like the mining town of her childhood, these poems blast away our inner-most vulnerability, making way for love and light. But there is nothing shattered here–there is simply a dangerous girl the colour of gold. Stunning!” –Gregory Scofield
About the Author
Rosanna Deerchild is Cree from South Indian Lake, Manitoba. Her poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines including Prairie Fire and CV2. Her work is being anthologized in Post-prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry (Talonbooks, 2005) and Strong Women Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival (Sumach Press, 2003). She is the co-founder and remains a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective established in 1999. The collective, a group of Manitoba writers, has released two collections in print, urban kool and Bone Memory, and a live spoken word CD, Red City. For the last ten years, Rosanna has worked in print, radio and television journalism, specializing in Aboriginal issues, including several years as a producer and journalist for APTN. She has also performed live comedy and has written book reviews for the Winnipeg Free Press. Rosanna currently works as a broadcaster with NCI-FM and is a regular columnist with CBC.