Walker married Ferdinand Schemm in 1927, and the success of Fireweed
helped finance the young family's move from the Midwest to Montana.
For the rest of the evening, Gary Farmer (of Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, Buffalo Tracks, Powwow Highway and Smoke Signals fame) hosted the event, introducing scenes from Tomson Highway's The Rez Sisters and Rose, Tina Mason's Diva Ojibway, Daniel David Moses' Almighty Voice and His Wife and Red River, John MacLeod's Diary of a Crazy Boy, Billy Merasty's Fireweed
, an Indigeni Fairy Tale, Drew Hayden Taylor's Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth, Yvette Nolan's Annie Mae's Movement and the Turtle Gals' the Scrubbing Project.
Later in the full vegetative roar of summer, they will be able to pick other flowers to their hearts' content: double fistfuls of sweet-scented royal blue lupine, huge bouquets of fire-red paintbrush, cerise fireweed
, pearly everlasting, and oxeye daisies.
, alpine asters, and arctic willows grace the rocky beach of our chosen island.
Everywhere after Western fires, brilliant red fireweed
Before all that, though, Lerner lived a very different life, and that is her focus in Fireweed
But it is wonderful to see Canadian publications that provide an arena for young Canadian feminists to articulate their views (another excellent example is the Fall/Winter 1997 issue of Fireweed
, called "Revolution Girl Style").
She's also choreographed several solo works, and has choreographed and acted in a number of plays, including Age of Iron, Fireweed
, and Dry Lips Oughta Move to-Kapaskasing.
I was also (and still am) on the editorial collective for Fireweed
Brian has published previously in CD and in Fireweed
, and has recently Launched his own Literary magazine, Strange Fruit.
Shortly after, there was the advent of fireweed
, one of the first plants to grow after such events, and lodge pole seedlings growing everywhere.
The syrupy sweeteners represented 14 different primary floral nectars--from fireweed
and mesquite to star thistle and sunflowers.