Indigenous Poetics in Canada

Editor: Neal McLeod

“A transformative intervention in Indigenous literary studies (. . .) reminding us that questions of aesthetics are always in dynamic relationship with the lived experience of our politicized imaginations in the world.”Daniel Heath Justice

Indigenous Poetics in Canada broadens the way in which Indigenous poetry is examined, studied, and discussed in Canada. Breaking from the parameters of traditional English literature studies, this volume embraces a wider sense of poetics, including Indigenous oralities, languages, and understandings of place. Featuring work by academics and poets, the book examines four elements of Indigenous poetics: the poetics of memory, the poetics of performance, the poetics of place and space, and the poetics of medicine.

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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EnglishPaperback / softback6 x 9C$36.99416