Monday, 31 March 2014

AKA Annharte + Open Text @ Gallery Gachet ~ April 3




CUE Books Launch April 3rd 7pm @ Gallery Gachet

Readings by Annharte, Phinder Dulai, Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, Danielle LaFrance, Donato Mancini, and more!

Join us for the launch of two titles,
and + 
the third and final volume of the
 Open Text anthology series, featuring poetics by
Annharte, Cecily Nicholson, Mercedes Eng, DonatoMancini, Stephen Collis, Roger Farr (also the editor), Larissa Lai, Danielle LaFrance, Rita Wong, Wayde Compton,George Bowering, Ken Belford, Phinder Dulai, Roy Miki, Fred Wah, Jeff Derksen, Louis Cabri, and Erin Moure.

AKA Inendagosekwe
is a collection of new and selected interviews, cultural criticism, and poetics by Anishinabe Nation writer Annharte (aka "Marie Baker"). A Co-founder of the Regina Aboriginal Writers Group, Annharte is the author of several books, including Being on the Moon (Polestar, 1990), Coyote Columbus Cafe (Moonprint, 1994), Exercises in Lip Pointing (New Star, 2003), and Indigena Awry. In this substantial book, Annharte takes on colonialism, disability, identity, aging, and issues in indigenous politics and language. A substantial critical introduction by poet and scholar Reg Johanson will locate Baker’s work within the context of current debates in First Nations literature in Canada, and the politics of decolonization.

Open Text: Canadian Poetry and Poetics in the 21st Century (Vol. 3)
is a collection of poetics statements, interviews, and critical writing by many of the poets who appeared the first two volumes, conlcudes the Open Text series. Contributors include George Bowering, Donato Mancini, Wayde Compton, Cecily Nicholson, Larissa Lai, Rita Wong, Ken Belford, Marie Annharte Baker, Erin Moure, Danielle LaFrance, Phinder Dulai, Mercedes Eng, Roy Miki, Fred Wah, Stephen Collis, Louis Cabri, Jeff Derksen, Roger Farr, and Reg Johanson.

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AKA Inendagosekwe, by Annharte

Edited & Critical Introduction by Reg Johanson

2013 | ISBN 978-0-9879052-1-5 | $25

A collection of new and selected, interviews, cultural criticism, and poetics by Anishinabe Nation writer Annharte (aka "Marie Baker"). A Co-founder of the Regina Aboriginal Writers Group, Annharte is the author of several books, including Being on the Moon (Polestar, 1990), Coyote Columbus Cafe (Moonprint, 1994), Blueberry Canoe(New Star, 2001), and Exercises in Lip Pointing (New Star, 2003). In this substantial book, Baker takes on colonialism, disability, identity, aging, and issues in indigenous politics and language. A substantial critical introduction by poet and scholar Reg Johanson will locate Baker’s work within the context of current debates in First Nations literature in Canada, and the politics of decolonization.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

IWD 2014 ~ Gratitude for Midwives


Today, and everyday, I honour and acknowledge the women who have been midwife to my family, protective spirits, teachers and guides:

Esther Ohajekwe-Aneke




Camille Bush




Gloria Lemay 






Mary Sullivan



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A magazine article about The Farm inspired my teen-age self

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The enduring thread along the path to my consciousness as a midwife and as an academic is my commitment to serve women across birth settings and across cultures. My passions and convictions are met and nurtured especially through planned home birth, where I believe it is most possible to support a woman’s self-realization, and a peaceful transition for a growing family.
          ”
Saraswathi Vedam

Birth & Beyond (source for quote)

Giving birth to regulations, licensing for midwifery will take time, Sullivan says Feb 2014


Thursday, 6 March 2014

song in my heart

no doubt this is one of those videos that will be promptly wiped away under contention, however, the song has been in mind for a number of days, and JJ's version wasn't quite hitting the mark.

Erma Franklin:
Erma Franklin-Piece On My Heart
Erma Franklin

This one may linger: 1999
Erma Franklin - I Get The Sweetest Feeling