That Tongued Belonging

That Tongued Belonging

Book - 2007 | First edition.
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that tongued belonging, the newest book from award-winning MZtis poet Marilyn Dumont, is a collection of poems which search for acceptance in language, culture, love and geographical landscapes. These poems celebrate the humour and tenacity of Aboriginal women, lament the death of a mother, deride the political correctness of those ignorant of Aboriginal issues, recall the degradation of Aboriginal women, and chide the writer against the seduction of pop stardom, while challenging accepted ideas of love, age and femininity. Marilyn Dumont has published two collections of poetry A Really Good Brown Girl and green girl dreams Mountains. These works have won the League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Writer's Guild of Alberta Stephan F. Stephansson Award. She has been Writer-in-Residence at many universities, teaches Creative Writing through Athabasca University, and is a mentor for the Wired Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Dumont is currently working on a project that explores MZtis history, politics and identity through her ancestral figure, Gabriel Dumont.ÒThroughout this text, Marilyn Dumont, articulates touche and settles the nerve of Cree. The reader wanders through the patched quilt life of families, of communities, of relatives and of the Cree nation itself. Always, we are immersed in ancient Cree ways as expressed in Cree borrowed English. Brilliantly and lyrically presented we are forever reminded that Cree culture, Cree people have not been eradicated,quite the contrary, through DumontÕs that tongued belonging we celebrate the renaissance, the transformation and the continuum of the poetics, being and heroism of the Cree.Ó - Lee Maracle, Author, Bobbi Lee, Indian Rebel and Will's Garden
Publisher: Ontario, Canada : Kegedonce Press, [2007]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780973139693
Branch Call Number: 819.1154 DUM
Characteristics: 57 pages ;,23 cm


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Edmonton Metis and Cree poet Marilyn Dumont was EPL's Writer in Residence in 2008. That Tongued Belonging was awarded the 2007 Anskohk Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and the McNally Robinson Aboriginal Book of the Year.

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