REALLY TWO BOOKS IN ONE: her recent poetry, and her rare, long-out-of-print first book, Poems of Rita Joe.
This respected spokesperson and Order of Canada recipient shares the unique combination of native spirituality and Christianity that is her daily life. Writing with remarkable clarity and sympathy, she faces the pain and joy of our lives together.
Rita Joe is a survivor of her own “gentle war,” a reporter from the front lines. Her poems are small, tough monuments, left in our care.