Gabriel's Beach is Neal McLeod's second book with Hagios Press. In this new book he takes on the stories of his relations and ancestors including his Grandfather's harrowing war experiences. McLeod engages in history without losing himself in it, and brings forth the power of a human voice moving story toward myth. In these intuitive, confident, and powerful poems we learn of battles and of survival, and of the ultimate scars that history has served on aboriginal people in this part of North America. Here is a poet who is not only a witness to what his family has endured but he is an artist who shows us a way to connect these stories to our own lives.
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