From Here We Speak: An Anthology of Oregon Poetry Volume 4

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This historical anthology opens with Native American texts and ends with a broad sampling of Oregon's finest contemporary poets.

An anthology of Oregon poetry from Native American tribal lyrics to the present.

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Overview

This historical anthology opens with Native American texts and ends with a broad sampling of Oregon's finest contemporary poets.

An anthology of Oregon poetry from Native American tribal lyrics to the present.

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The fourth volume in the Oregon Literature Series collects the best Oregon poetry from Native American tribal lyrics to the present, culminating in a sampling of 95 contemporary poets, including the nationally acclaimed (Judith Barrington, Sharon Doubiago, Garrett Hongo, Lawson Fusao Inada, Vern Rutsala), the locally legendary (Walt Curtis), and the emerging stars (Barbara La Morticella, Clem Starck). John Gogol's beautiful elegy, "Boy in a Cherry Tree," is itself worth the price of purchase. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. (R.C.) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870713750
  • Publisher: Oregon State University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1993
  • Series: Oregon Literature Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.31 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction
Moon Eclipse Exorcism 11
Thunderstorm Exorcism 12
Morning Song 13
Three Guardian Spirit Songs of Mad Coyote 14
Bear, Beaver, Elk, Rabbit 15
Owl Shaman's Spirit-Power Song, Bear Woman's Mourning Song, Coon's Lullaby to Panther's Baby Boy 16
When It Storms in Winter 17
When the New Moon Appears 18
A Tualatin Shaman Named Shimxin 19
Song of the Wind, Song of the Skunk, Song of the Black Mouse, Song of the Blind Girl 21
Showing-Off Song, Song of False Boasting, Song of Gluttony, Song of the Long-Legged Person 22
Courting Song, Courting Song, Taunt, Young Woman to Lover, Accusation, Playful Courting Song 23
The Walkers (Animals) and Winged Things (Birds) Fought 24
My Sweetheart 25
Cradle Song 26
How the Animals Found Their Places 27
The Thunder Badger 28
Girls' Game 29
A Kalapuya Prophecy 30
Must My Dear Companion Leave Me? 33
To the Oregon Emigrants of 1846 34
The Bachelor's Decision 35
A Contrast on Matrimony 37
We Call Them Savage 38
The Oregon Farmer's Song 39
The Wreck 40
Do You Hear the Women Praying? 42
The Homeless Girl 44
from Legend of the Cascades 45
A Specimen 48
Snow Birds 49
Exodus for Oregon 50
Pace Implora 53
Have Mercy 54
Drunk for a Week 55
Ace Carey and the Bear 57
Beautiful Willamette 58
The Old Emigrant Road 63
Faith 63
The Beginning of the Earth 64
The Man with the Hoe 66
First Snow 68
from Poet in the Desert: XLII, LI 69
I Am the Only One Now 71
Hate 72
from God's Creed 73
The Chinook Wind 74
Two Haiku 75
Haiku 75
Umatilla County Statistics 76
Zero Hour in the Factory 77
Values 78
The High Lead Tree 79
The Shearers 79
These Are the Strong 80
Fireweed 80
from The Desert Wife: III, X, XII 81
Neighbor 83
Silent Juniper 83
Monograms 84
Measurements 85
Inheritance 86
How Could I Be Forgetting? 87
from America 1918; I 88
Poem 90
Traps 91
War 92
The Circuit Rider 92
Appreciations 93
I Leave the Myths 93
Head Logger 97
Chinese Laborers 97
Herder 98
Horsemeat 99
The Plumber 100
Pioneer on Aesthetics 101
Peripetias 102
Plow-Woman in Time of War 103
Sunup Hangover 104
Forest Sunrise 105
Stone Breaker 105
Strange Fruit 106
Proud Riders 107
The Rain Crow 107
from City Vignettes - Winter City; Dinner Hour; Social Leader; Benefit Concert 108
Pruning Vines 109
From a Forest Lookout 110
At Tule Lake Camp 111
from Returning Home 112
Forgive Me, Grandma 113
Sheep-Killer 115
Carol with Variations, 1936 117
Oregon Winter 118
Logging Trestle 119
Roots 120
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