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Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930by Robert Parker
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Until now, the study of American Indian literature has tended to concentrate on contemporary writing. Although the field has grown rapidly, early worksespecially poetryremain mostly unknown and inaccessible. Changing Is Not Vanishing reinvents the early history of American Indian literature and the history of American poetry by presenting a vast but forgotten archive of American Indian poems. Through extensive archival research in small-circulation newspapers and magazines, manuscripts, pamphlets, forgotten rare books, and scrapbooks, Robert Dale Parker has uncovered the work of more than 140 early Indian poets who wrote before 1930.
Changing Is Not Vanishing includes poems by 82 of these writers and provides a full bibliography of all the poets Parker has identifiedmost of them unknown even to specialists in Indian literature. In a wide range of approaches and styles, the poems in this collection address such topics as colonialism and the federal government, land, politics, nature, love, war, Christianity, and racism. With a richly informative introduction and extensive annotation, Changing Is Not Vanishing opens the door to a treasure trove of fascinating, powerful poems that will be of essential interest to all scholars and readers of American poetry and American Indian literature.
About the Author
Robert Dale Parker is James M. Benson Professor in English and Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois. He is the editor of The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky: The Writings of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
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