Mitchell, Joni

Saskatchewan Folksinger who lost her grasp of the major keys in the 1980s but remains one of Canada’s few decent poets and among the few Canadian entertainers who never loses her dignity or violates her own privacy for commercial purposes. Perhaps the best measure of Mitchell’s personal dignity is the way she was able to publicize the existence of a daughter given up for adoption thirty years ago, find the daughter and integrate her into her life without it being turned into a nightmare of soap opera sentimentalities.

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