Songs from the Asylum (Paperback)

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Songs from the Asylum (Paperback)


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For over twenty years, Nehiyawak-Metis artist and author John Brady McDonald's day job has been working with youth. Over half of that time was spent as a Frontline Youth Outreach Worker on the streets of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. During that time, John would write down his thoughts and feelings on scraps of paper and in little black hardcover notebooks, chronicling the struggles and traumas of the youth he worked with and which he himself had also experienced. Never being quite the right fit for his other poetry books, John took these poems and hid them away for years, until now. Recently rediscovered in his archives, John has compiled them, using a 54-year-old typewriter, into a work which gives voice to the experiences and resilience of those youth, along with his own experiences, thoughts and recollections of a poet in the midst of a turbulent moment in time amongst the concrete and asphalt of the city.

Product Details ISBN: 9781772312379
ISBN-10: 1772312371
Publisher: Bookland Press
Publication Date: August 15th, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English