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Poems for a New World

2018

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Summary

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.

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Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
C811/.54
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
21
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
LCCN
PR9199.3.F5182
LCCN Item number
P64 2001eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
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CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (86 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)thg00975519
(OCoLC)1016658174
(CaOOCEL)454384
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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CaBNVSL
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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