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Absentee Indians and Other Poems (Native American)

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Absentee Indians and Other Poems evokes personal yet universal experiences of the places that Native Americans call home, their family and national histories, and the emotional forces that help forge Native American identities. These are poems of exile, loss, and the celebration of that which remains. Anchored in the physical landscape, Blaeser’s poetry finds the sacred in those ordinary actions that bind a community together. As Blaeser turns to the mysterious passage from sleeping to wakefulness, or from nature to spirit, she reveals not merely the movement from one age or place to another, but the movement from experience to vision.

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Absentee Indians and Other Poems evokes personal yet universal experiences of the places that Native Americans call home, their family and national histories, and the emotional forces that help forge Native American identities. These are poems of exile, loss, and the celebration of that which remains.

About the Author

Kimberly Blaeser (Anishinaabe) is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and grew up on the White Earth Reservation. She worked as a journalist before enrolling in graduate school, and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame. Currently an Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, she teaches courses in Native American Literature, Creative Writing, and American Nature Writing.

Blaeser, whose publications include 3 books and more than 60 appearances in anthologies and journals, has lectured or read from her work in over 100 locations in the United States, Canada, and Europe and been the recipient of awards for both writing and speaking. She is a past vice president of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and currently serves on two American Indian Literature series boards for University presses. At UW-Milwaukee Blaeser is the faculty advisor for Word Warriors, a multicultural writers' organization she helped found in 1991. Blaeser's second collection of poems, Absentee Indians, was published by Michigan State University Press.

Table of Contents

  1. pt. 1.Absentee Indians
  2. Absentee Indians
  3. Twelve steps to ward off homesickness
  4. Recite the names of all the suicided Indians
  5. This guy back home
  6. Thelast fish house
  7. Passing time
  8. pt. 2.Studies in migration
  9. Of landscape and narrative
  10. Studies in migration
  11. Tracks and traces
  12. Lines from an autumn litany
  13. What the sun has left of amber
  14. Imprints in Blackfeet country
  15. Awash
  16. Students of scat
  17. Asequel
  18. Zen for traveling bards
  19. Haiku seasons
  20. pt. 3.Evolutions
  21. March 1995 : seeking remission--March 1998 : seeking solace
  22. Another midnight flute
  23. Kitchen voices
  24. Letting go — Evolutions
  25. Your old lost loves
  26. Passing St. Kilian's
  27. pt. 4.Motherbirth
  28. Fetal disposition
  29. Motherbirth
  30. Baby pantoum
  31. Fragments from a mother's journal
  32. Don't burst the bubble
  33. Up-ducky-down
  34. Beyond measure
  35. From memory's daybook
  36. This song
  37. pt. 5.From one half mad writer to another
  38. Hat tricks — Letter, from one half writer to another
  39. Where Vizenor soaked his feet
  40. Cerca de Aquâi
  41. Bilingual
  42. And still you refused to be a shaman
  43. Night tremors
  44. Lament
  45. Are you sure Hank done it this way
  46. pt. 6.Those things that come to you at night
  47. Anza Borrego, 1995
  48. In the tradition of the peacemakers
  49. Matrix
  50. Of my affections
  51. Those things that come to you at night
  52. Meeting place
  53. Epilogue
  54. Y2K Indian.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870136078
Author:
Blaeser, Kimberly
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Location:
East Lansing
Subject:
American
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Indian Studies
Series Volume:
236
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
131
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Absentee Indians and Other Poems evokes personal yet universal experiences of the places that Native Americans call home, their family and national histories, and the emotional forces that help forge Native American identities. These are poems of exile, loss, and the celebration of that which remains.

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