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Description - Settler Education by Laurie D. Graham

"A tone-perfect elegiac meditation on the impossibility of engaging with painful history and the necessity of doing so." Margaret Atwood

In the stunning poems of Settler Education, Laurie D Graham vividly explores the Plains Cree uprising at Frog Lake-the death of nine settlers, the hanging of six Cree warriors, the imprisonment of Big Bear, and the opening of the Prairies to unfettered settlement. In ways possible only with such an honest act of imagination, and with language at once terse and capacious, Settler Education reckons with how these pasts repeat and reconstitute themselves in the present.

Story Locale- Alberta

Series Overview- The McClelland & Stewart poetry program, supported by its active Board, is committed to publishing Canadian poets whose work engages and excites, and who stand out because of the distinctiveness of their voices, their rigorous dedication to craft, and the scope of their imaginations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780771036873
ISBN-10: 0771036876
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 145mm x 10mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: McClelland & Stewart Inc.
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Inc.
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2016
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Laurie D. Graham

LAURIE D GRAHAM's first book of poetry, Rove (2013), was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. Poems from her second collection, Settler Education, were shortlisted for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize and won The Puritan's Thomas Morton Prize. Graham holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and an MFA from the University of Guelph. She is an editor of Brick, A Literary Journal, as well as an instructor at Humber College. She grew up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, and now lives in London, Ontario.

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