David Groulx's latest book of poems is as smooth as a mirror, but as cutting and dazzling as shards of glass, reflecting back to us the collective voice of fractured lives. Weaving the ephemeral with the infinite, and the present with the past, he speaks with the strength and confidence of scarred experience, drawing the reader into a compelling narrative that confronts reality with black humour and raw beauty. Remarkable in its brilliance, and brilliant in its candour, In the Silhouette of Your Silences illuminates the delicate threads that bind us together, proving yet again that the distinctive voice of Aboriginal Canadians must and shall be heard.
About the author
David Groulx was raised in the mining community of Elliot Lake in northern Ontario. He is proud of his Native roots — his mother is Ojibwa Indian and his father is French Canadian. David received his B.A. degree from the Lakehead University, where he won the Munro Poetry Prize. He has previously published five poetry books and his poems have appeared in over a hundred periodicals in Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Austria, Turkey, and the USA. He lives in Ottawa. Shirley Ida Williams is a member of the Bird Clan of the Ojibwa and Odawa First Nations of Canada. She was born and raised at Wikwemikong First Nations Reserve on Manitoulin Island and currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario. She received her B.A. degree in Native Studies from Trent University and M.A. at York University. She has lectured across Canada promoting Nishnaabe language and culture and worked on many language training and translation projects for Heritage Canada, Ontario Ministry of Education, Department of Indian Affairs and other national organizations.
Other titles by David Groulx
High Noon Neptune
Solus Urger Voyager
From Turtle Island to Gaza
mamitonehta kisewatisiwin (Cree Edition)
waniskātota kā pē wāpahk
The Windigo Chronicles
Wabigoon River Poems
Bi-gishkoziitwin Biidaanzhed Biidaabang
Bi-gishkoziitwin Biidaanzhed Biidaabang (Ojibwe Edition)
Canadian Aboriginal Voices