For this month’s mini-challenge with the Canadian Book Review Challenge, I picked up 4 books of poetry. It is so nice to delve into a bit of poetry, given that this is the national poetry month. Thank you Melanie for setting up this challenge. It is very interesting, and I have picked up and read books I wouldn’t have otherwise.
This is a wonderful book of poetry that is haunting and very eerie in places. I loved the poems and how the book is laid out. The pages are black and white–stark and bright at the same time. It is a unique blend of poetry and intrigue.
This book defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. In this, her fifth poetry collection, Janet Rogers expands on that definition with a playful, culturally powerful and, at times, experimental voice. She pays honour to her poetic characters — both real and imagined, historical and present day — from Sacajawea to Nina Simone.
The poems contained in this book are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal.
I loved the book and will be rereading it again at a later date.