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Cliff Matias of the Red Hawk Dancers
Tomson Highway’s award-winning play The Rez Sisters will be staged May 2 and 3, 2013 by the Vassar Drama department, with Cliff Matias of the Red Hawk Dancers joining a Vassar student cast in three performances at the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film.
The award-winning two-act play The Rez Sisters by Cree Canadian writer Tomson Highway melds the sometimes dark realities of life on a Canadian Indian reserve with humor and elements of Aboriginal spirituality. With dialogue that integrates English with the Cree and Ojibway languages, the play centers on an ensemble cast of seven women who dream of attending and winning “The Biggest Bingo in the World” in Toronto.
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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