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READ INDIGENOUS: A Difficult Beauty
The poems in David Groulx’s A Difficult Beauty (Wolsak and Wynn) are honest, thoughtful glimpses of life on a reserve, of the pain and anger of his ancestors, told with subtly dark humour. The Chronicle Herald says: “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.” Get acquainted with our featured poem from the collection, “Instruments From Oz Or Paranoid Indian.”
From A Difficult Beauty by David Groulx (Wolsak and Wynn Publishers)Instruments From Oz Or Paranoid Indian
The AuthorDavid 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, Penticton, BC, in 1998–99, where he won the Simon J. Lucas Jr. Memorial Award for poetry. He has written three previous poetry books: Night in the Exude (Tyro Publications, 1997); The Long Dance (Kegedonce Press, 2000); and Under god’s pale bones (Kegedonce Press, 2010. David’s poetry has appeared in over a hundred periodicals in England, Australia, Germany, Austria and the USA.* * *Buy A Difficult Beauty or any of our READ INDIGENOUS books and get this stunning limited-run tote bag featuring colourful artwork from Indigenous visual artists Kaya Joan, Alan Syliboy, Dawn Oman, and Lauren Crazybull until November 15th (while supplies last). And don’t forget to check out today’s other READ INDIGENOUS feature, Unearthing Secrets, Gathering of Truths by Jules Koostachin (Kegedonce Press).