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In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and the ecology of fire, Porter invests biography with the power of reflective ingenuity, creating a portrait which expands beyond documentation into a private realm where truth meets metaphor.
Weaving through multiple genres and traditions, Approaching Fire fashions a textual documentary of rescue and insight, and a glowing contemplation of the ways in which loss can generate unbridled renewal.

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In Approaching Fire, Michelle Porter embarks on a quest to find her great-grandfather, the Métis fiddler and performer Léon Robert Goulet. Through musicology, jigs and reels, poetry, photographs, and the ecology of fire, Porter invests biography with the power of reflective ingenuity, creating a portrait which expands beyond documentation into a private realm where truth meets metaphor.
Weaving through multiple genres and traditions, Approaching Fire fashions a textual documentary of rescue and insight, and a glowing contemplation of the ways in which loss can generate unbridled renewal.

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<p>MICHELLE PORTER is a Red River Métis poet, journalist, and editor. She holds degrees in journalism, folklore, and geography (PhD). Her debut collection of poetry, <em >Inquiries</em>, was published by Breakwater in 2019. She’s won awards for her work in poetry and journalism, and has been published in literary journals, newspapers, and magazines across the country. She lives in St. John’s.</p>

BMO Winterset Award-2020
Indigenous Voices Awards for Published Prose in English, Creative Non-Fiction and Life-Writing Category-2021
Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Regional Non-Fiction Category-2021
The Miramichi Reader's Most Promising Author Award-2020
First Nation Communities Read Awards-2021

ISBN:  9781550818536 , 9781550818543

Item Publish Date: 2020 / 10 / 14

Measurements: 8.25 in X 5.25 in X .50 in

Weight: 1.0 kg

Page Count: 192

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