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2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Poetry

In a torrent of rage, love, and irony, Adrian C. Louis explodes all the myths and hypocrisy of Middle America in the twenty-first century. This is how Walt Whitman or Allen Ginsburg might have written about our post-9/11 world--where the realities of poverty on Indian reservations and the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims come in second place to the vagaries of Homeland Security. For Louis, both he and our nation face an uncertain future. Like many of us he is trapped in a surreal void of the present, where he is faced with middle age and isolation, the death of loved ones, an unsatisfying job, and the battle against loneliness and self-destruction. He writes as if he has nothing left to lose but then fills the page with bittersweet sorrow for everything that has been lost. Armed with unforgettable images, relentless rhythms, and a dark and scathing humor, Louis takes aim at this American life.

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2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist in Poetry

About the Author

Adrian C. Louis was born and raised in Nevada and is an enrolled member of the Lovelock Paiute Tribe. Louis has written ten books of poems, mostly recently Evil Corn (Ellis Press, 2004) and Bone & Juice (Northwestern, 2001). He is also is the author of the novel Skins (Ellis Press, 2002), which was made into a major motion picture in 2002, and a collection of short stories Wild Indians & Other Creatures (Nevada, 1997). Louis has won various writing awards, among them a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund. In 1999, he was elected to the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. He currently resides in Minnesota and teaches at Minnesota State University in Marshall.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

An E-mail to Taspan Wi

Kwe Na'a

Blue Turtle Songs

Rabbit Dance

Dreaming Beat

Magic Marker Rock Graffiti near Lolo Hot Springs, Montana

Pax Americana

At the Minnesota State College in the Winter of My Discontent

The Carcinoma Cowboy

Tomaano

A Small Drama Unfolds Ten Miles South of Kadoka, South Dakota

Deer People near Platte, South Dakota

April in Oglala

Talking to Jesus the Bug, the Last of His Race, I Think

Logorrhea

Toh Gah Kwa

To the Green Dominatrix Wading in the Wake of 9/11

Baby Blue

Electronic Epistle, or Apology to a Lady in the Bitterroots

Bitterroot Lady Again

An Archaic Photo: Two Views

The Triggering Town

Dances with Sheep

The Hurdy-Gurdy Man

Milking the Venom

In the Factory of the Mind

The Arrow Bar in Sioux Falls

Reunion Dance

The Dark Resurrection of the Son of Worm and Attendant Apocrypha

Tuba

Small-Town Harvest

Unrequited Love Among Fossils

The Indian Lit Panel

Pu Nee'e

The Last of the Saiduka

Across the Wide Missouri

Ruby Valley Song

Art Lesson

The Whiteheads in RVs

Paula White, the Blond Parson Woman Who Preaches Black

An Ode to the Eunuch Inside

A Somewhat Abbreviated History of an Indian Lycanthrope

Girls Gone Wild

Tzo Noh Hoh

Note to a Pine Ridge Girl Who Can No Longer Read

The Ceiling Mirror of Memory

The Scorpion and the Frog

Nixon and Stingers

Jesus Finds His Ghost Shirt

Bagre del Pecos

E-Nebraska Main Street Cam

The Reservation

Wabuska

E Numu Du Wi

Ghost Dogs

Our America Life

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810151789
Author:
Louis, Adrian C.
Publisher:
Triquarterly Books
Author:
Louis, Adrian
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6.13 in

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