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This collection surveys the culture of arctic Greenland from prehistory to the present, with a focus on the hardships experienced by indigenous communities under colonial rule during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The poems address the tensions between modern life and traditional means of subsistence in the Arctic, and explore themes of cross-cultural communication, cultural and species extinction, landscape and climate change. Many of the poems use forms that are strongly linked to oral performance such as ballads and pantoums. Free verse is used for a series of translations from Greenlandic, which were nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Number of Pages: 64
Genre: Poetry, Nature
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Nancy Campbell
Street Date: January 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-3980