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.
Carol Rose GoldenEagle is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay, northern Saskatchewan. She was recently named Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate (2021-2023). Carol is author of the award-winning novels, Bearskin Diary and THE NARROWS OF FEAR (WAPAWIKOSCIKANIK) (Inanna Publications, 2020). HIRAETH (Inanna Publications, 2018), Carol's debut book of poetry, was shortlisted for a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2019. Her second novel, Bone Black, was released in the fall of 2019, and was shortlisted for both the Rasmussen & Co. Indigenous Peoples' Writing Book Award (2020) and Muslims for Peace and Justice Fiction Book Award (2020). ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS (Inanna Publications, 2021) is Carol's second poetry collection. As a visual artist, Carol's work has been exhibited in art galleries across Saskatchewan and Northern Canada. As a musician, a CD of women's drum songs, in which Carol is featured, was recently nominated for a Prairie Music Award. Before pursuing her art on a full-time basis, Carol worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in television and radio at APTN, CTV, and CBC. She lives in Regina Beach, Saskatchewan.Author City: REGINA, SK CAN