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Speak to Me Words: Essays on Contemporary American Indian Poetry

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Although American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed, few resources have been available that focus on it critically. This book is the first collection of essays on the genre, bringing poetry out from under the shadow of fiction in the study of Native American literature.

Speak to Me Words is a stimulating blend of classic articles and original pieces that reflect the energy of modern American Indian literary studies. Highlighting various aspects of poetry written by American Indians since the 1960s, it is a wide-ranging collection that balances the insights of Natives and non-Natives, men and women, old and new voices.

Included here are such landmark articles as "Answering the Deer" by Paula Gunn Allen, "Herbs of Healing" by Carter Revard, and "Song/Poetry and Language — Expression and Perception" by Simon Ortiz — all pieces that have shaped how we think about Native poetry. Among the contributions appearing for the first time are Elaine Jahner writing on Paula Gunn Allen's use of formal structures; Robert Nelson addressing pan-Indian tropes of emergence, survival, return, and renewal; and Janet McAdams focusing on Carter Revard's "angled mirrors." Although many Native writers may disregard distinctions between genres, together these writings help readers see the difference between American Indian poetry and other forms of Native literature.

These essays are as broad, encompassing, and provocative as Native poetry itself, branching off from and weaving back into one another. In showing how American Indian poetry redefines our social order and articulates how Indian communities think about themselves, it establishes a new foundation for the study — and enjoyment — of this vital art.

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US scholars of literature, most with Native American heritage, examine specific works and poets, and general themes. Their topics include poems as maps in American Indian women's writing, the doubleweaving of homeland and identity in the poetry of Marilou Awiakta, and the epic lyric.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Dean Rader is Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco.

Poet Janice Gould is the Hallie Ford Chair in Creative Writing at Willamette University and author of Earthquake Weather, published by the University of Arizona Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816523498
Editor:
Rader, Dean
Editor:
Gould, Janice
Editor:
Rader, Dean
Editor:
Gould, Janice
Author:
Rader, Dean
Author:
Gould, Janice
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Location:
Tucson
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Indians in literature
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
American poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature and Essays, Native American Studies
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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