Joe Welsh irreverently and poignantly recreates the forties, fifties and sixties in and around Lebret, Saskatchewan. His ear for voice and his deprecating homespun portraits paradoxically intensify his loyalty to his people the Métis. Enriched throughout with a relentless stream-of-consciousness, the writer merges vignette, poem, and dramatic monologue into a form that is unique in its authentic language and local colour.
|Publisher:||Thistledown Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||6.16(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.21(d)|
About the Author
Joe Welsh was born in Lebret, Saskatchewan. He has worked for the Department of Social Services as well as with the Armed Forces. He presently works as a writer, actor and workshop leader in Regina.
A noted authority on American railroads, Joe Welsh is a regular contributor to Trains" magazine and has appeared on the History Channel. He is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed The American Railroad, Classic American Streamliners," and Travel by Pullman," Welsh is a transportation planner for the City of Auburn, Washington.
Judith Krause's first book of poetry, What We Bring Home, was published by Coteau Books in 1986 and is still in print. Half the Sky, her second collection for Coteau, was published eight years later. Her poetry has appeared in anthologies such as A Labour of Love and Vintage 92: Prize-winning Poems from the League of Canadian Poets, as well as numerous Canadian journals. Krause was a co-editor of the anthology Out of Place (Coteau Books, 1991).