A dynamic poetry collection of dry wit and powerful commentary, bush camp features a roster of strikingly original characters and Marvin Francis' trademark subversive wordplay. He describes the physical rigors of a railroad camp as well as the complex demands of the urban reserve. Poems splash out on the page in a wildly creative exploration of the clash of rural and urban, First Nation and majority cultures. bush camp is a new kind of howl.
[Marvin] was a master at traversing boundaries, especially those of class and race and education. And because he moved so often between different worlds—from the Rez to the streets of Winnipeg to the halls of academe—he was able to produce a uniquely boundary-crossing art, one that situates his cree culture very much in a contemporary, media saturated, globalized and commodified landscape. This ability marks him as ne of the most innovative and compelling recent voices in Canadian literature.
Warren Cariou, author of Lake of the Prairies
Turnstone Press acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Government of Canada, and the Province of Manitoba through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage.