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GARRY GOT TFRIEDSON

AVAILABLE MARCH 2014 print ISBN: 978-1-55380-326-3 e-book ISBN: 978-1-55380-328-7 pdf ISBN: 978-1-55380-327-0 6 x 9 B 126 pp trade paper B $15.95 POETRY/ABORIGINAL

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Chaos Inside Thunderstorms

Garry Gottfriedson d

Chaos Inside Thunderstorms draws the audience into the centre of the tumultuous political and historical reality of the First Nations experience in Canada today. It is poetic expression that examines leadership, resilience,

honour, shame, and love. Gottfriedson examines the issues implicit in the Idle No More movement and the Truth and Reconciliation conferences. The poems focus not only on postcolonial issues but also on First Nations internal problems. Although the book speaks of age-old themes, it explores them through fresh modern eyes. Eloquent and witty, these poems are power-packed with imagery that uncovers the raw politics of race. There is nothing polite about them. Like his two previous collections of poems, this new collection, Chaos Inside Thunderstorms, is candid and challenging. More importantly, it is thought-provoking and engaging. The cover image is by First Nations artist Tania Willard of Red Willow Designs.

ALSO BY GARRY GOTTFRIEDSON (see p. 31) B Skin Like Mine (978-1-55380-101-6) B Whiskey Bullets (978-1-55380-043-9)

GARRY GOTTFRIEDSON, from the Secwepemc Nation (Shuswap), was born, raised and lives in Kamloops, BC. He currently works as the principal at the Sk’elep School of Excellence in Kamloops, B.C. His published works include volumes of poetry, nonfiction and children’s fiction. Glass Tepee was nominated for the First People’s Publishing Award; Whiskey Bullets was a finalist for the Anskohk Aboriginal Award; and Skin Like Mine was shortlisted for the Canadian Author’s Literary Award for Poetry, 2011. His works have been anthologized both nationally and internationally.

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