Burning in This Midnight Dream

Burning in This Midnight Dream

Book - 2016
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Burning in the Midnight Dream is the latest collection of poems by Louise Bernice Halfe. Many were written in response to the grim tide of emotions, memories, dreams and nightmares that arose in her as the Truth and Reconciliation process unfolded.In heart-wrenching detail, Halfe recalls the damage done to her parents, her family, herself. With fearlessly wrought verse, Halfe describes how the experience of the residential schools continues to haunt those who survive, and how the effects pass like a virus from one generation to the next. She asks us to consider the damage done to children taken from their families, to families mourning their children; damage done to entire communities and to ancient cultures.Halfe's poetic voice soars in this incredibly moving collection as she digs deep to discover the root of her pain. Her images, created from the natural world, reveal the spiritual strength of her culture.
Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : Coteau Books, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781550506655
Branch Call Number: 811.54 HALFE
Characteristics: xii, 77 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Mar 04, 2021

Well composed heart gripping poems.

Jan 11, 2018

Raw and emotional, these poems look at issues surrounding Canadian residential schools. These poems were slow, methodical and depressing to read. Despite my sadness, it's an interesting poetry collection.

Sep 29, 2017

Typos: "neice" p. 8; "it's" pp. 20 & 56.

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