“That summer — 1975 — I started to write songs. I wrote four songs a day and I did that for two or three years.”
Henceforth, no one in Canada may pretend that white settler poetry is somehow “neutral” or unmarked, or that our colonial history may be simply resumed in a tale of two founding nations.
“I am Mi’kmaq, L’nu, and proud of that. Following all these strong poets makes my role and goals a little clearer.”
“he’s got 10 or 11 books that have fundamentally changed how we think about Atlantic Canadian literature. We need to pay close attention.”