Both a politically engaged achievement and a highly personal one, Bush Camp is a fitting addition to the unmistakeable idiom of Marvin Francis.
Both a politically engaged achievement and a highly personal one, Bush Camp is a fitting addition to the unmistakeable idiom of Marvin Francis. A dynamic poetry collection of dry wit and powerful commentary, Bush Camp features a roster of strikingly original characters - Johnny Muskeg, Newfie, Stretch, as well as the camp's only women, Jenny--that plays with stereotypes as it challenges them. Francis describes the physical rigors of a railroad camp as well as the complex demands of the urban reserve. Poems splash out on the page in a wildly creative exploration of the clash of rural and urban, First Nation and majority cultures. Bush Camp is a new kind of howl.
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