Chaos Inside Thunderstorms

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Chaos Inside Thunderstorms

by Garry Gottfriedson


  • March 2014
  • ISBN: 978-1-55380-326-3
  • ebook ISBN: 978-1-55380-328-7
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-55380-327-0
  • 6″ x 9″ Trade Paperback, 126 pages
  • Poetry

Chaos Inside Thunderstorms draws the audience into the centre of the tumultuous political, socio/economical and historical reality of the First Nations experience in Canada today. It is poetic expression that examines leadership, resilience, honour, shame, and love. It examines the issues implicit in the Idle No More Movement and the Truth and Reconciliation conferences. Although the book speaks of age-old themes, it explores them through fresh modern eyes. Eloquent and witty, these poems are power-packed with imagery that uncovers the raw politics of race. There is nothing polite about them. Like his two previous collections of poems, Chaos Inside Thunderstorms is candid and challenging. More importantly, it is thought-provoking and engaging.

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Reviews & Awards:

“Chaos Inside Thunderstorms eclipses my big expectations. That Gottfriedson illuminates [his] frustration with First Nations politics into a poetry that both moves and challenges us is only a small part of what this book contains.” –Michael Dennis