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Living nations, living words : an anthology of first peoples poetry  Cover Image Book Book

Living nations, living words : an anthology of first peoples poetry

Harjo, Joy, (editor,, contributor.). Skeets, Jake, (contributor.). Zepeda, Ofelia, (contributor.). Kalahele, Imaikalani, (contributor.). Paschen, Elise, (contributor.). Santos Perez, Craig, (contributor.). Harjo, Suzan Shown, (contributor.). Young Bear, Ray A., (contributor.). Miranda, Deborah A., (contributor.). Woody, Elizabeth, 1959- (contributor.). Cahoon, Heather, (contributor.). Foerster, Jennifer Elise, (contributor.). Howe, LeAnne, (contributor.). Da̕, Laura, (contributor.). Taitano, Lehua M., (contributor.). Hill, Roberta, (contributor.). Rexford, Cathy Tagnak, (contributor.). Harjo, Joy, (contributor.). Henry, Gordon, 1955- (contributor.). Niatum, Duane, 1938- (contributor.). Endrezze, Anita, (contributor.). NorthSun, Nila, (contributor.). McDougall, Brandy Nālani, (contributor.). Ojanen, Carrie Ayaġaduk, (contributor.). Sweet, Denise, (contributor.). Erdrich, Louise, (contributor.). Erdrich, Heid E. (Heid Ellen), (contributor.). Real Bird, Henry, (contributor.). Hoahwah, Sy, (contributor.). Kane, Joan Naviyuk, (contributor.). Smoker, M. L. (Mandy L.), 1975- (contributor.). Winder, Tanaya, (contributor.). Blaeser, Kimberly M., (contributor.). Perez-Wendt, Māhealani, (contributor.). Shuck, Kim, (contributor.). Karoniaktatie, (contributor.). Bearhart, Bryan William, (contributor.). Rendon, Marcie R., (contributor.). Nevaquaya, Joe Dale Tate, (contributor.). Revilla, Noʻu, (contributor.). Midge, Tiffany, 1965- (contributor.). Gansworth, Eric, 1965- (contributor.). Bitsui, Sherwin, 1975- (contributor.). Sigo, Cedar, (contributor.). Tohe, Laura, (contributor.). Long Soldier, Layli, (contributor.). Tapahonso, Luci, 1953- (contributor.). Diaz, Natalie, (contributor.). Hayden, Carla Diane, 1952- (writer of foreword.). Library of Congress, (issuing body.).

Summary: "A powerful, moving anthology that celebrates the breadth of Native poets writing today. Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary Native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry. This companion anthology features each poem and poet from the project to offer readers a chance to hold the wealth of poems in their hands. With work from Natalie Diaz, Ray Young Bear, Craig Santos Perez, Sherwin Bitsui, Layli Long Soldier, among others, Living Nations, Living Words showcases, as Joy Harjo writes in her stirring introduction, "poetry [that] emerges from the soul of a community, the heart and lands of the people. In this country, poetry is rooted in the more than 500 living indigenous nations. Living Nations, Living Words is a representative offering.""--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780393867916
  • ISBN: 0393867919
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 221 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Carla D. Hayden -- Introduction / Joy Harjo -- Becoming/East. Daybreak / Jake Skeets -- B 'o E-a:g maṣ 'ab Him g Ju:kĭ/It is going to rain -- Maoli / Imaikalani Kalahele -- Heritage, X / Elise Paschen -- Off-Island CHamorus / Craig Santos Perez -- welcoming home living beings / Susan Shown Harjo -- Wichihaka/The one I live with / ray Young Bear -- Indigenous Physics: The element colonization / Deborah A. Miranda -- Coquille / Elizabeth Woody -- dt Baby out of cut-open woman / Heather Cahoon -- Notes from Coosa / Jennifer Elise Foerster -- 1918 Union Valley Road Oklahoma / Leanne Howe -- The rhetorical feminine / Laura Da' -- Current I / Lehua M. taitano -- These rivers remember / Roberta Hill -- Anchorage, 1989 / Cathy Tagnak Rexford -- Exile of memory / Joy Harjo -- Center/North-South. River people--The lost watch -- Old humptulips / Duan Niatum -- thirteen ways of looking at an Indian / Anita Endrezze -- I gotta be Indian tomorrow / Nila NOrthsun -- This island on which I love you / Brandy Nálani Mcdougall -- Timiaq, something carried / Carrie Ayagaduk Ojanen -- Palominos near Tuba City / Denise Sweet -- Advice to myself / Louise Erdrich -- Thought / Henry Real Bird -- Hell's acre / Sy Hoahwah -- Rookeries / Joan Naviyuk Kane -- The book of the missing, murdered and Indigenous--Chapter 1 / M.L. Smoker -- Like any good Indian woman / tanaya Winder -- Poem on disappearance / Kimberly Blaeser -- Na wai eā, The freed waters / MahealaniPerez-Wendt -- Dt Departure/West. This river / Kim Shuck -- Trudell / Alex Jacobs -- Transplant: after Georgia O'Keefe's Pelvis IV, 1944 / B: William Bearhart -- Resilience / Marcie Rendon -- In the field / Joe Dale Tate Nevaquaya -- Shapeshifters banned, censored, or otherwise shit-listed, aka chosen family poem / N'u Revilla -- Antiquing with Indians / Tiffany Midge -- Angry Red Planet / Eric Gansworth -- From Dissolve / Sherwin Bitsui -- What did you learn here? (Old man house, Suquamish) -- Within dinétah the People's spirit remains strong / Laura Tohe -- Resolution 2 / Layli Long Soldier -- Ilíígo Naalyéhé: Goods of value / Lluci Tapahonso -- Postcolonial love poem / Natalie Diaz.
Subject: American poetry Indian authors
Indians of North America Poetry
American poetry 21st century
Genre: Poetry.

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