A Difficult Beauty

By David Groulx

A Difficult Beauty
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David Groulx's latest collection offers his readers a handful of poems as cutting and brilliant as glass shards, offering glimpses of the anger, pain and lost beauties of his ancestors. These poems cut deep with their clear-eyed honesty, their stripped away pain and suffering. ... Read more


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David Groulx's latest collection offers his readers a handful of poems as cutting and brilliant as glass shards, offering glimpses of the anger, pain and lost beauties of his ancestors. These poems cut deep with their clear-eyed honesty, their stripped away pain and suffering. A subtle weaving of black humour and fleeting touches of beauty, as well at the careful craftsmanship of the writing make these poems iconic. This is a collection that should not be missed.

David Groulx

David Groulx was raised in the Northern Ontario mining community of Elliot Lake. He is proud of his Native roots?his mother is Ojibwe Indian and his father French Canadian. David studied creative writing at the En'owkin Centre in Penticton, BC, in 1998-1999, where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He is the author of multiple poetry collections, including Night in the Exude, The Long Dance and Under god's pale bones. David's poetry has appeared in over one hundred periodicals in England, Australia, Germany, Austria and the US. He lives in a log home near Ottawa.

Reviews

"Groulx's volume is full of yearnings, pain, and frustration; the writing is honest, lucid, and relentless in its efforts to understand the injustices heaped upon an unsuspecting but thriving culture. " - Prairie Fire Review of Books

"There is tenderness in Groulx; there is beauty alongside difficulty. But he has thunderbolts to throw ? to illuminate consciousness and rock consciences ? and he throws them, to overthrow complacency. " - The Chronicle Herald

"This collection of poetry is a passionate snapshot of poignant aspects of life on the rez depicted in simple scenes that are propelled forward with a sparse economy of language. It is little wonder that Groulx has won awards for his poetry and it has appeared globally in over one hundred periodicals. " - Canadian Literature

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