Tag Archives: Louise Halfe

The Theatre of Regret Now Available from UBC Press

I am thrilled to announce that my first monograph, The Theatre of Regret: Art, Literature and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada is now available from UBC Press. Hardcover and ebook are available for purchase here. Paperback available via Massy Books. A few of the chapters first found their way into the world via this […]

“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 […]

Blue Marrow, White Page: White Space in Indigenous Poetry

Almost halfway through the Coteau edition of Louise Bernice Halfe’s Blue Marrow, right before the narrator delves into her Métis history, the text is interrupted by a blank, white page (what would be page 66). At first, the page reads as an error, something that went wrong on the printing room floor. It doesn’t seem to […]