Songs from a Yahi Bow: A Series of Poems on Ishi

Songs from a Yahi Bow: A Series of Poems on Ishi

by Scott Ezell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Mike O'Connor, Thomas Merton
     
 


Poetry. Native American Studies. Edited by Scott Ezell. With poems by Scott Ezell, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Mike O'Connor. With an essay by Thomas Merton and paintings by Jeff Hengst. In 1911, Ishi emerged from an isolated hunting and gathering lifestyle in the foothills of northern California. Called the "last wild American Indian," he was taken to San Francisco,…  See more details below

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Poetry. Native American Studies. Edited by Scott Ezell. With poems by Scott Ezell, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Mike O'Connor. With an essay by Thomas Merton and paintings by Jeff Hengst. In 1911, Ishi emerged from an isolated hunting and gathering lifestyle in the foothills of northern California. Called the "last wild American Indian," he was taken to San Francisco, where he lived until his death in 1916. SONGS FROM A YAHI BOW, the first published book of poems on Ishi, consists of work by three poets, written across four decades, and coincides with the 100th anniversary of Ishi's emergence from the wilderness. This collection includes an introduction to recent discoveries about Ishi, as well as Thomas Merton's 1968 essay "Ishi: A Meditation."

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ISBN-13:
9781929355679
Publisher:
Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
68
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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