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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | September 28, 2016

pemmicaneaters

One of the aspects of growing up in Victoria was that the iconography of Native art and culture (primarily Coast Salish) was everywhere… to the point that I tuned it out for the most part. I did not have any problem with native art, just that it didn’t resonate with me, personally. (It is possible that this is because what I was exposed to was the safe, sanctioned version or art and culture, but I don’t know.)

Recently, I have really been taken with native stories in the form of poetry. I don’t mean the myths and legends of the people, but the stories of individuals and what they see and experience. I read ‘Blue Marrow’, ‘Pemmican Eaters’ (which is written by Marilyn Dumont, a Metis), and recent things I read in the ‘North’ issue of ARC.

It is interesting as I read and recognize experiences that I never had or would neve rlive, in my white privileged upbringing.

Poetry can tell you things that a textbook cannot.

 

Books Read in 2016

The Pemmican Eaters – Marilyn Dumont
ARC Poetry Magazine #72
ARC Poetry Magazine #70
Out Of My League – Dirk Hayhurst
King Kong – rob mclennan
Manufacturing Consent – Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
ARC Poetry Magazine #79
Mother Said {Poems} – Hal Sirowitz
7 Dollar Bill – Chris Gilpin & Sean McGarragle
Extreme Government Makeover – Ken Miller
Memoirs of an Occasional Superheroine – Valerie D’Orazio
The Claremont Review #46
Strangler Fig – Magpie Ulysses
All The Gold Hurts My Mouth – Katherine Leyton
Live Animal – Johnny MacRae
The Serial Killers Club – Jeff Povey
In A Springtime Instant – Milton Acorn
The British Museum is Falling Down – David Lodge
True Grit – Charles Portis
The Diamond Age – Neal Stephenson
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution – Alix Olson (ed.)
Blue Marrow – Louise Bernice Halfe
Open Letter: Woman Against Violence Against Women – Sheri-D Wilson
Yummy Mummy – Erin Dingle
Peter F. Yacht Club #22
If These Streets Are Haunted… – Magpie Ulysses
The Honey Month – Amal El-Mohtar
Sunsets for Daydreamers – Megan Ann Ward
September – Brandon Wint & Ikenna Onyegbula

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