Emily Pauline Johnson Poems

Emily Pauline Johnson was an indigenous Canadian poet who initially began writing to support her family. She toured for 17 years, using a dual persona as part of her performances. She used traditional western styles of writing to speak on indigenous topics, legends, and beliefs. 


by Emily Pauline Johnson

‘Marshlands’ by Emily Pauline Johnson paints a picture of the life residing in a marshland as night approaches and casts the ecosystem into silence. 

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