Frenchman Butte, population around 50, but it bloats a little in the summer when the university kids come back home to work at the Lloyd Furman Museum. Reeking of old gasoline and stuffed full of arrowheads, a Red River cart, and a beaded leather coat that belonged to Louis Riel, among thousands of other things, … Continue reading Frenchman Butte, Saskatchewan
When Robert Hougham bought Fort Pitt from the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1944 and began breaking the land to grow hay for his cattle, he found human remains in unmarked shallow graves beside the site of the fort. So he gave half an acre to those remains and built a cairn. And he was buried … Continue reading Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan
“In one sense, Frog Lake is a simple event of a proud people pushed down into poverty and into starvation. As a warrior, you’re not thinking ahead very far, but at the same time you are responsible for feeding your people. So, you can understand what drove them. But at the same time you cannot … Continue reading Frog Lake, Alberta
Or, to put it another way, what should a book review do? What are book reviews, and poetry reviews in particular? What should they be? What is the reviewer’s goal, her MO? How does she approach a work of poetry? It’s worth thinking about (and rethinking) reviewing, and the ways some reviews may or may … Continue reading What’s Reviewing For?