|Walter Hildebrandt||Finding Louis O'Soup|
Truth and lies, freedom and fascism, Old and New World, native and colonial values — these are the themes which permeate Walter Hildebrandt’s new volume of poetry, Finding Louis O’Soup. In three long poems exploring vastly different territory, Hildebrandt weaves a telling tale of displacement and dishonesty, exposing the discrepancy between unvarnished events and the sanitized accounts of history.
Born in Brooks, Alberta,
Walter Hildebrandt is known as both a poet and historian. A consultant
on Aboriginal treaties, he is co-author of The True Spirit and Original
Intent of Treaty 7 and The Cypress Hills: The Land and Its People,
and author of Views From Battleford: Constructed Visions of an Anglo-Canadian
West. Finding Louis O’Soup is his fourth book of poetry.
His previous volume, Where the Land Gets Broken, received the
Stephen G. Stephensson Award for Poetry in 2005. Director of the Athabasca
University Press, Walter Hildebrandt currently resides in Edmonton.
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