In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Lee Maracle has earned the reputation as one of Canada’s most ardent and celebrated writers. Talking to the Diaspora, Maracle’s second book of poetry, is at once personal and profound. From the revolutionary “Where Is that Odd Dandelion Looking-Flower” to the tender poem “Salmon Dance,” from the biting “Language” to the elegiac “Boy in the Archives,” these poems embody the fearless passion and spirited wit for which Lee Maracle is beloved and revered.
Part of our Indigenous Collection.
Lee Maracle is one of our greatest gifts. Always smart, smooth and full of sly smiles, Maracle’s latest, Talking to the Diaspora is a beautiful collection of thoughtful, rhythmic gems. Poetry is so lucky to have her back again.
Katherena Vermette, Governor General Award winning author of North End Love Songs
There’s an incredible power behind Maracle’s voice, which demands to be heard.
Jonathan Ball, Winnipeg Free Press
|Pages||120 pp (Paper)|
|Dimensions||5″ × 9″ × .5″|
Kim Trainor, in Arc Poetry Magazine writes:
Maracle’s free verse collection, Talking to the Diaspora, functions as a transcription and song of a life that has spanned decades of personal experience and political activism. The poems modulate from elegy to anger and back again: bones and songs, flutes and drums, are common tropes that run through the poems.
- Lee Maracle on The Current
Audio January 9th 2016