Tive American literature community and audience the meanings of place and istory spiritual experiences the nature of language and THE ROLES AND VARIETIES OF STORYTELLING THE POETS WHOSE roles and varieties of storytelling The poets whose are discussed include Sherman Alexie Joy Harjo Maurice Kenny Simon J Ortiz Wendy Rose Elizabeth Woody And Ray Simon J Ortiz Wendy Rose Elizabeth Woody and Ray BearThe first critical book dedicated to contemporary Native American poet. ,
The Heart as a Drum
Celebrates Poetry By A RangePoetry By A Range by a range contemporary Native American writers illuminating the poets' shared commitments and
Distinctive Approaches To Politicalapproaches to political and cultural survival The poetry reflects an awareness of the divisions and conflicts inherited from colonization and a commitment to traditional beliefs about the relatedness of all beings This doubl. E perception engenders poetry that emphasizes resistance and continuance and poetry that makes creative and uniue use of language The book elucidates these aspects of the and poetry that makes creative and uniue use of language The book elucidates these aspects of the through cultural and istorical readings of poetry written by both urban and reservation identified Indians from varied
Geographic And Tribal OriginsTheand tribal originsThe focus is on the major themes in contemporary Na.