shalan joudry

shalan joudry is a writer, performance artist and storyteller whose poetry has appeared in The Nashwaak Review and Mi’kmaq Anthology II. She works as a cultural interpreter and community ecologist at Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia, where she lives with her two daughters. This is her first book.

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Generations Re-merging
shalan joudry

2014 / Poetry / $18.95
9781554471355 / Trade paper / 64 pp

“Each generation must make their own / journey through a thick terrain” starts Generations Re-merging, a collection of poems which explores the complex tangle of intergenerational relationships and cultural issues encountered by a Mi’kmaw woman in the modern context, “where every moment / is the loss of something.” Alert to the fragility of community and culture, and to the pervasive threats against the natural and social environments which have traditionally fostered them, shalan joudry writes with lucidity of the challenge of confronting these global issues personally on her home ground, and of honouring the hope of past generations by renewing it in the present.

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