"Hear and Foretell" is a compelling poetry collection with spotlight on urban Aboriginal life in Canada. The poems illustrate deep spiritual transformation and understanding of the ever-present feeling of being hunted by not so distant historical past. This collection of poems emphasizes cultural struggles, articulates everyday rituals through decisive narrative, and appeals to human compassion. "Hear and Foretell" is an ambitious, lasting, and meaningful work of Canadian Aboriginal literature that will not soon fade away. It is an exceptional reading experience to be enjoyed and savoured.
Joseph A. Dandurand
Joseph A. Dandurand is a member of the Kwantlen First Nation located near the Fraser River, east of Vancouver. He works as the Heritage and Lands Officer for the Kwantlen territory and has been performing his duties for over 17 years. He studied theatre and direction at Algonquin College and at the University of Ottawa. He was a Playwright-in-Residence for the Museum of Civilization in Hull in 1995 and for Native Earth in Toronto in 1996. His previously publishedbooks include "Looking into the Eyes of My Forgotten Dreams", "Please Do Not Touch the Indians" and "Hear and Foretell". His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including "An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English". He has also authored a radio script which was produced by CBC Radio. He lives in Fort Langley, BC.
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