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.
About the Author:
Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works including Sojourner's and Sundogs, Ravensong, Bobbi Lee: Indian Rebel, Daughters Are Forever, Will's Garden, Bent Box, I Am Woman, and Celia's Song. Born in North Vancouver, Maracle is a member of the Sto: Loh nation. She is the mother of four and grandmother of seven. She currently serves as the Traditional Teacher for First Nation's House and an instructor with the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and Support for Aboriginal Graduate Education (SAGE) at the University of Toronto, as well as writing instructor at the Banff Centre for the Arts. For her work promoting writing among Aboriginal youth, Maracle received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and, in 2014, was awarded the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts.