Connie Fife is one of Canada's warrior poets. Poems for a New World, her third book of poems, refuses to take prisoners. She writes of Oka and Gustafson Lake, of the police shooting of a Native mother and child, as well as the NATO genocide in Yugoslavia. Reflecting on her own life, she carves out a space for new forms of loving that will act as a transforming force for people of all colours so that they may breathe the air of freedom, the air of a world rich in biodiversity. Revolutionary as they may be, these poems also care about language, about how language can become the food and joy of life. As she says, I have prepared a bowl of ripened poems / with which to ease our hunger, placed an empty gourd beside the bed of love which waits to be filled by our stories carried / across the heartlands of distance we will have travelled. These are poems of revolution, of love, of inspiration.