Return of the Wild Goose

Jane Ledwell

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ISBN: 9781988692241

Return of the Wild Goose

  Author:   Jane Ledwell    
  Publisher:  Island Studies Press

Return of the Wild Goose explores the life of writer and activist Katherine Hughes. Set against the intimate relief of a PEI landscape, these poems are inspired by what is known—and unknown—about her contradictory life as a Catholic teacher in Mohawk territory; a journalist working alongside Canada’s first-wave feminists and suffragettes; the first public archivist of Alberta; and finally, as a zealous Irish nationalist. This (auto) biographical dialogue between Jane Ledwell and Katherine Hughes offers the reader a fierce remembrance of a PEI radical.

What made Hughes a trailblazer but not a feminist? An archivist who kept so few records of her own? What made her overthrow ideas of empire for Irish republican nationalism? Return of the Wild Goose remembers (and maybe fights a bit) with a fascinating historical Prince Edward Island woman so that she won’t be forgotten.

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781988692241
Item MC0245
PublisherIsland Studies Press
PublisherIsland Studies Press
Published on February 26 2019
Language eng
Pages 56
Format Paperback
Dimensions7(in) x 7(in)
Shipping weight138(g)
Jane Ledwell is a writer and editor in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She has published two previous collections of poetry, Last Tomato and Bird Calls: The Island Responds and is a past recipient of the award for Distinguished Contribution to the Literary Arts in PEI. Jane currently serves as executive director of the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She is a parent of two children, Anna and Sam, with her partner, visual artist Stephen MacInnis.