The Blind Man's Eyes — New and Selected Poetry
by Rita Joe • 92 poems • 106 pages
SOME OF HER BEST POETRY, including a batch of new poems and her telling of the lovely Legend of Matlan.
With her lifelong goal to open the eyes of her aboriginal community and the wider world to Mi’kmaq history and culture, Rita wrote of loneliness and pain and the accomplishment of abiding love.
A committed social activist, rooted in First Nation and Christian spirituality, her efforts to represent and inspire have earned her honorary degrees, the Aboriginal Achievement Award, and the Order of Canada. Rita Joe’s role as a daring “gentle warrior” shines through the poetry of The Blind Man’s Eyes.