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Finding Louis O'Soup

by (author) Walter Hildebrandt

Ekstasis Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 2008
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    Oct 2008
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Truth and lies, freedom and fascism, Old and New World, native and colonial values — these are the themes which permeate Walter Hildebrandt’s new volume of poetry, Finding Louis O’Soup. In three long poems exploring vastly different territory, Hildebrandt weaves a telling tale of displacement and dishonesty, exposing the discrepancy between unvarnished events and the sanitized accounts of history.

About the author

Historian and poet Walter Hildebrant was born in Brooks, Alberta and now lives in Edmonton. He has worked as an historian for Parks Canada and as a consultant to the Treaty 7 Tribal Council, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Banff Bow Valley Task Force. He is co-author of The True Spirit and Original Intent of Treaty 7 and The Cypress Hills: The Land and Its People, and author of Views From Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian West. His long poem Sightings was nominated for the 1992 McNally-Robinson Book of the Year for Manitoba. His book Where the Land Gets Broken won the Stephen G. Stephensson Award for Poetry in 2005. He is presently the Director of the Athabasca University Press. This is his seventh book of poetry.

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