Poetry. Native American Studies. Women's Studies. There are times in a parent's life when they ask why am I doing this? It's so hard.. That is, until those occasions of magic happen, and they always do. Parenthood is a journey with no road map. And it is the children who most often steer the ship. In her new collection of poetry, ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS, Carol Rose GoldenEagle recalls when Creator's blessings have truly been bestowed in a parent's shared life with their children. Poems examine hardship and struggle, triumph of spirit and joy, and serve as a reminder to all parents that childhood is fleeting. This beautiful volume is a celebration of parenthood, in the form of love letters to the poet's children, interspersed with family recipes, and more. It is ultimately a tribute to the memories of those many magic moments which define love, purpose and pride.
Cree/Dene writer and artist, Carol Rose GoldenEagle was appointed Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate in 2021. She is the author of the award-winning novel Bearskin Diary. It was chosen as the national Aboriginal Literature Title for 2017. The French language translation entitled Peau D'ours won a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her first book of poetry, HIRAETH was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel, Bone Black was released in 2019 to critical acclaim. Her latest novel, THE NARROWS OF FEAR (Wapawikoscikanik) was published in 2020 and won the 2021 Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award (Saskatchewan Book Awards). Carol's poetry collection, ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS was released in 2021. Carol lives in Regina Beach.