For the Children
by Rita Joe, with woodcuts by Burland Murphy • 38 poems • 52 pages
WITH THE YOUNG PERSON IN MIND, these strong, clear, and encouraging poems from Rita Joe speak directly to all of us, a testament to her hope for a better world.
Down-to-earth and often humorous, these poems tell stories of Mi'kmaw life, and of the concrete and spiritual world of this determined Eskasoni writer. A world-honoured Mi'kmaw elder and Order of Canada recipient, Rita Joe died in 2007, an unfinished poem in her typewriter.
Illustrated with 11 powerful, tender, natural history woodcuts by Baddeck's Burland Murphy—a respected artist whose work is too rarely seen.