North End Love Songs
In North End Love Songs, Katherena Vermette's debut collection of poems, the young Métis/Mennonite poet pays tribute to Winnipeg's toughest and most notorious neighbourhood: the North End. She writes of its beauty and of the loss she experienced — her brother went missing there. These are gritty poems of spare but piercing intensity.
North End Love Songs won the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry in 2013.
her friends sit
at her living room
to watch her brother
get into a car
they gawk in their
young girl way
a lot younger than
they think they are
From North End Love Songs by Katherena Vermette ©2013. Published by J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing.
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