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Love Medicine melds intensely erotic imagery with elements of the Canadian bush and the rhythm of Cree words and phrases Scofield's poems come from an honest and candid place.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published May 31st 2002 by Raincoast Books, Polestar (first published January 1st 2000)
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Kim
Sep 20, 2014 Kim rated it really liked it
As a reader who is familiar with Scofield’s more recent collection of poetry Kipocihkan, which explores themes of oppression and identity with a gritty and raw voice, I was pleasantly surprised to read a navigation of love through the lens of his Cree heritage.

Love poems seem to be rare in contemporary poetry, though that could be because it’s so difficult to write one without the risk of being too sentimental or abstract. Scofield challenges this risk and succeeds on multiple levels due to his
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virgodura
'His Drum, His Hands', 'His Flute, My Ears', 'I've Looked For You' & 'October: The Migrating Moon' are my favourites.
Melissa
Strange poetry, but interesting nonetheless. Another book that I read for Canadian poetry with Jamie Dopp.
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