Tag Archives: Cree Poetics
“How can I share this?”: Sky Dancer Louise Halfe and the Poetics of Residential Schools
Is it possible to represent residential schools in literature? What are the poetics of reconciliation? Louise Halfe’s work illustrates the labour and love of Indigenous poetry amongst the imposed silence of colonialism.
“Riding English”: Tradition and Innovation in Louise Bernice Halfe’s Blue Marrow
At the beginning of the long poem Blue Marrow, âcimowinis (the keeper of the stories) imagines and introduces nôhkom Emma, a strong-willed, adventurous, grandmother whom, because of her own light skin, the narrator guesses married a white man. âcimowinis has never met nôhkom Emma, and colonialism has fragmented and buried much of her Indigenous history, but she uses what she knows of her from […]