- Paperback: 98 pages
- Publisher: Oolichan Books; 1 edition (1 April 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 088982200X
- ISBN-13: 978-0889822009
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,74,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Green Girl Dreams Mountains Paperback – Import, 1 Apr 2001
About the Author
Marilyn Dumont is the author of four collections of poems: A REALLY GOOD BROWN GIRL (winner of the 1997 Gerald Lampert Award), green girl dreams Mountains (winner of the Writer's Guild of Alberta's 2001 Stephan G. Stephansson Award), that tongued belonging (winner of the 2007 McNally Robinson Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year and Aboriginal Book of the Year Award) and The Pemmican Eaters (published in 2015 by ECW Press). The original Brick Books edition of A REALLY GOOD BROWN GIRL was reprinted thirteen times, and selections from the book are widely anthologized in secondary and post-secondary texts. Marilyn has been Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library and in numerous universities across Canada. In addition, she has been faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts' Writing with Style and Wired Writing programs, as well as an advisor and mentor in their Indigenous Writers' Program. She serves as a board member on The Public Lending Rights Commission of Canada, and freelances for a living.
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This is my first read into Marilyn Dumont's work. A Cree/Metis poet, who is widely celebrated as a must-read in contemporary Canadian literature. Her words are bittersweet, and do not say too much. She uses language for its brevity and with singular pausing, announces the mystic inclination to wonder with a sad grace. One can easily and cathartically empty their mind of doubt when reading page after page of brilliant humility. Her self-knowledge is evident as she prints words into the mind of a page with the delicate necessity of breath.
I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting as welcomingly as opening my door to a new friend. Now, I'm looking forward to welcoming, "that tongued belonging" her latest work.
I heard of Marilyn Dumont through Black Coffee Poet, who interviewed her for Indigenous Sovereignty Week