Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley

June 27th, 2024

Inviting children to explore the woods and water while meeting various animals, multi-disciplinary Anishinaabe artist and author, Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley’s Boozhoo! / Hello! (Groundwood Books $21.99) was written in Anishinaabemowin and translated to English by Mary Ann Corbiere. Through this book, children spot a fox digging, minnows dancing and bees buzzing, learning how animals engage in daily activities like walking, swimming and climbing, and eventually settling down to sleep. The story is illustrated in a vibrant woodland style for readers aged 3-6 years. Pawis-Steckley’s illustrations and text explore themes of language revitalization, ancestral knowledge sharing and memory. He lives in Vancouver. 9781773067155

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