Riding the Earthboy 40

Riding the Earthboy 40

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by James Welch
     
 

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Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch's father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer's worldview

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Now with an introduction from celebrated poet James Tate, Riding the Earthboy 40 is the only volume of poetry written by acclaimed Native American novelist James Welch. The title of the book refers to the forty acres of Montana land Welch's father once leased from a Blackfeet family called Earthboy. This land and its surroundings shaped the writer's worldview as a youth, its rawness resonates in the vitality of his elegant poetry, and his verse shows a great awareness of a moment in time, of a place in nature, and of the human being in context. Deeply evoking the specific Native American experience in Montana, Welch's poems nonetheless speak profoundly to all readers. With its new introduction, this vital work that has influenced so many American writers is certain to capture a new generation of readers.

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Riding the Earthboy 40 is the most important book of poetry in all of Native American literature. James Welch is our Frost, Donne, Dickinson, and Stevens. (Sherman Alexie)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101175170
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2004
Series:
Penguin Poets
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,019,511
File size:
150 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Riding the Earthboy 40 is the most important book of poetry in all of Native American literature. James Welch is our Frost, Donne, Dickinson, and Stevens. (Sherman Alexie)

Meet the Author

James Welch is the author of the novels Winter in the Blood, Fools Crow, for which he received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an American Book Award, and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, The Indian Lawyer, The Death of Jim Lonely, and most recently, Killing Custer: The Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Fate of the Plains Indians. He attended schools on the Blackfeet and Fort Belknap reservations in Montana, and he graduated from the University of Montana, where he studied writing with the late Richard Hugo. Until recently, he served on the Montana State Board of Pardons. He lives in Missoula with his wife, Lois.

James Tate’s honors include a National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Poetry and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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