Bear, Coyote, Raven welcomes the reader into their shape shifting world, where themes of environmental degradation, violence, and technological troubles explore what we have lost and suggest solutions: to connect with the web of being and those blessed in their own right.
Jason Grundstrom-Whitney’s poetry has been featured recently in 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers, the Lewiston Sun Journal, and the Underground Writers Association’s Anthology of Maine Poets. He has read at the Belfast Maine Poetry Festival, Longfellow Days at the Brunswick Public Library, the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Quiet City Books in Lewiston, the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, and the Portland Public Library.
Jason is a lifelong activist working for a number of causes including Native American rights, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence survivors, Hospice and end of life care, homelessness, the environment and climate change, and bringing alternative medicine to allopathic medical thought.
3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers, edited by Valerie Lawson from Resolute Bear Press received the 2018 Maine Literary Award for anthology on Thursday night at the Space Gallery in Portland.
3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers focuses on the northeast United States and Atlantic Canada, where people share borders, blood, and heritage. The land is disputed in places, in others the US and Canada share responsibility, and Tribal Lands reside as sovereign nations within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in this anthology explore the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region the people hold in common.
Lawson says, “The anthology is a conversation across borders. There are no arguments here, no proselytizing, just neighbors writing about relationships, heritage, and the land they share. This book is about building bridges, not walls.”
In the coming weeks there will be readings from the anthology at the 14th Annual Books in Boothbay Summer Book Fair, Saturday, July 14; Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Thursday, July 19; Beyond the Sea Book Festival, Lincolnville, Saturday, July 21; Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Thursday, August 9, South Yarmouth, MA; Peavey Memorial Library, Eastport, Saturday, August 11; Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre, St. Andrews, NB, Saturday, September 8; Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Thursday, September 13; and others as they are scheduled.
The 3 Nations Anthology is on its way from the printer this week. I am proud to say that McNaughton & Gunn, a woman-owned printing company which we used to print Off the Coast, also printed this anthology. CLMP, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses recommends them, and with good reason. They do a wonderful job and their customer service is fabulous.
The cover image is a photocollage of local impressions, the bridge across the narrows from Lubec to Campobello Island, a blueberry barren, a map of Passamaquoddy Bay, a fish weir, and an image of the St. John River.
New England and Atlantic Canada share borders, boundaries, blood, and heritage. The land is disputed in places, in others the US and Canada share responsibility, and Tribal Lands reside as sovereign nations within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in this anthology explore the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region they hold in common.
The book contains essays, poems, and short stories from:
Michael R. Brown, Dennis A. Camire, Wendy Cannella, Barbara A. Chatterton, Daniel Crowfeather McIsaac, Frances Drabick, J. C. Elkin, Kathleen Ellis, Jéanpaul Ferro, Stephanie S. Gough, Jason Grundstrom-Whitney, Grey Held, Leonore Hildebrandt, Andrea Hill Suarez, Carol R. Hobbs, Paul Hostovsky, Robert P. Hunter, Cynthia Huntington, Sonja Johanson, Susan A. Johnson, J. Kates, Charles A. Kniffen, Michele Leavitt, Carl Little, Read More…