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Uiesh / Somewhere (Paperback)
Vital bilingual poetry by Innu Elder Jos phine Bacon
Uiesh / Somewhere consists of short poems that speak directly to the reader, without artifice or pretension. They arise from Jos phine Bacon's experience as an Innu woman, whose life has taken her from the nomadic ways of her Ancestors in the northern wilderness of Nitassinan, or Innu Territory, to the clamour and bustle of the city. Wherever she is, the poet and Elder is attentive to the smallest details of her environment ... from the moon and the stars, the aurorae borealis, the falling snow, the changing seasons, to the sirens of fire engines and ambulances and the noise of a busy bar night. From her quiet centre, she listens to the voices of the Old Ones, whose stories are alive within her, and looks back at the beauty and the pain of her long life.