paperback – $13.95
A young First Nations poet debuts with her first collection.
Poems of love, longing, loss and self-realization.
Laura Kooji is a writer, activist, educator, musician and beadworker. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, she grew up in Caledonia and Hamilton next to Six Nations and New Credit reserves. Laura has worked in the urban Indigenous community in Hamilton as a Support Worker and Educator for the past ten years.
As an activist and educator, she talks about LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people, anti-colonization and feminism. Her published articles are about cultural appropriation and identity, in print and online. She is the co-founder and editor of Bent Q Media, an online resource run by and for members of Hamilton Ontario’s LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit communities.
Laura is learning Anishnaabemowin (Ojibway) and Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk) languages in an effort to bring their creative energy into Indigenous language revitalization.
Paperback: 64 pp. $ 13.95
Recent & Forthcoming Titles
Exquisite art inspired by the artist’s love of the Canadian North.
Loneliness of a newcomer to Canada – the lowly life of a hired girl, a hidden figure in Canadian history.
Novel set around Tagore’s play Post Office staged in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto with echoes of today.
Language learning tool for pre-schoolers. Every alphabet has a story, wildly illustrated.
A magical story set in the desert, reminiscent of Le Petit Prince.
These poems were composed by Don Brestler over the past few years since his wife Ingrid’s death. They are born of love, sorrow and memories.