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Rita Joe—The Middle Years

Rita Joe—The Middle Years

Two Complete Books of Poetry

“RITA JOE’S POETRY IS AN ACHIEVEMENT as literature as well as a vital social tool for justice and compassion—evidence of her con- tinuing journey to understand and to share the unique combination of Mi’kmaw spirituality and Christianity that was her daily life. An encouraging and entertaining writer” —Ronald Caplan

“Rita Joe offers plain-spoken lyrics that name things for what they are, whether it is anti-Native prejudice or the feel of bark from a tree at her birthplace. Joe is gone; her art goes on.” —George Elliott Clarke

“Rita’s works project the insights of a gentle but strong soul. They are a gift from her for generations to savour for lifetimes.” —Daniel N. Paul